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Tuolumne County Public Health

Sonora, CA Tuolumne County health leaders are celebrating this years National Public Health Week by highlighting local programs.

To kick off the week, public health department officials will head to Tuesdays (April 6) Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meeting to request it adopt a resolution proclaiming April 5-11, as Public Health Week in the county.

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) recognizes the contributions of public health initiatives, agencies and workers, and spotlights issues that are important to improving the nations health. This years theme, Building Bridges to Better Health, emphasizes the importance of coming together, even if only virtually in this time of COVID-19, to help make communities healthy and safe.

All next week APHA online celebrations will take place and the lineup of free talks and activities can be viewed by click here and then the Events Page. http://www.nphw.org/Events

Back at the local level, the week will be celebrated by public health sharing activities and messages that support healthy living and spotlight the departments program, which the department provided below:

activity. Contestants who submit photos of themselves exercising will be entered into a drawing for healthy prizes.

such as physical activity; fruit, vegetable, and water consumption; social engagement; and relaxation/mindfulness.

Written by Tracey Petersen.

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