A critical component to our healthcare system, public health departments play a vital role in administering programs that uphold our public health standards and are proven to make our country’s communities healthier and safer. Some of these programs can include:
Ensuring clean drinking water and access to safe and healthy foods
Enforcing laws and regulations that keep communities safe such as restaurant inspections, water and sewer treatment, etc.
Protecting communities from health threats or environmental hazards such as disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, and more, and alerting the public in times of crisis
Providing preventative care for communities such as prenatal care, immunizations, regular check-ups, and more
Advancing community health by advocating for new policies and standards to address community health challenges
At TQ, we’re proud to serve the networking and technology needs of health departments every day! Join us next week as we celebrate public health departments and the contributions of our hardworking public health professionals during National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 1-7.
Join the conversation! We’ll be sharing information across our social media channels on how public health departments are making a difference in our nation’s communities.
Want to get involved? Don’t miss these key NPHW events:
NPHW Forum: “Building Health Communities from the Grassroots” – Monday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. EDT
Annual Twitter chat – Wednesday, April 3
Monday – Healthy Communities
Tuesday – Violence Prevention
Wednesday – Rural Health
Thursday – Technology and Public Health
Friday – Climate Change
Saturday & Sunday – Global Health
Check out NPHW’s Event Calendar to find local events in your area. You can also check your state or local health department’s website as well as any colleges of public health near you for events.