Wauseon: Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health. Still, people in many other high income countries live longer and suffer fewer health issues than we do. This is the defining challenge of our generation – a challenge that we, the public health community, are uniquely positioned to help overcome. Will our grandchildren be healthier than us?
The public health community includes medical practitioners, non-profit agencies focused on health and safety promotion, research and governmental agencies at the global, federal, state and local levels all working toward a common goal of improved health and safety. Your local Fulton County Public Health Department is celebrating National Public Health Week by hosting an open house on Tuesday April 5th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You are encouraged to stop by, take a tour and learn about the many professions and services working to improve the health of our population.
During National Public Health Week 2016, you are encouraged to join with others and rally around a goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030. To learn more visit www.nphw.org and fultoncountyhealthdept.com
© 2016, The Village Reporter and/or Associated Press (AP). All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.