National Public Health Week in Nevada

National Public Health Week in Nevada

WHEREAS, the first week of April is recognized annually as Public Health Week, and the 2022 theme is ‘Public Health Is Where You Are’ celebrating the truth we know: the places where we are, physically, mentally, and societally, affect our health and our lives; and

WHEREAS, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers, and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health; and

WHEREAS, public health professionals help communities prevent, prepare for, withstand, and recover from the impact of a full range of health threats, including disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and disasters caused by human activity; and

WHEREAS, public health action, together with scientific and technological advances, has played a major role in reducing and, in some cases, eliminating the spread of infectious disease, and in establishing today’s disease surveillance and control systems; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada and Department of Health and Human Services work across many sectors, agencies, and communities to fight health disparities shaped by social, economic, and environmental conditions; because improving the health of those experiencing inequity, including Nevada’s populations of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are critical and leads to improved health for all Nevadans; and

WHEREAS, our actions, including good nutrition and physical activity, can influence the health and safety of our communities, families, friends, and neighbors; and

WHEREAS, all citizens of Nevada are encouraged to observe this week by helping family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and leaders to better understand the value of public health and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits considering this year’s theme, “Public Health Is Where You Are”;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of April 4 – 10, 2022, as

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