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National Public Health Week is April 7-13

April 01, 2014
Keene, NH

Public Health

“Public Health” involves important health-enhancing activities like helping to vaccinate children and adults against disease, helping our community prepare for emergencies, protecting youth from tobacco and other substances of abuse, ensuring eligible families gain access to needed healthcare and social services, helping schools to offer healthy lunch choices, and making it easier for children and seniors to be more active.  Public health policies and oversight help to ensure that our food supply is safe, restaurants maintain sanitary conditions, our water is safe to drink, our air is safe to breathe, and that we track measures of health outcomes and lifestyle behaviors. 

At Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene the Community Health Department, housed in the Kingsbury Building, works through its many partnerships to promote a sustainable culture of health that embraces prevention and wellness.  When we work together with our community on the goal of becoming the healthiest community in the nation – that’s Public Health in action! 

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