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National Public Health Week

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Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Franklin/Gulf is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 2-8. This year’s theme is “Changing Our Future Together,” which highlights the importance of engaging communities and partners in all sectors as public health workers strive to put good health within everyone’s reach. This week is also a time to celebrate the contributions of the people who are dedicated to public health.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a long, healthy life free from preventable disease and injury. In fact, that’s what public health workers strive toward every, single day.

Taking part in sports yield benefits for children including improved physical health and the development of valuable life skills.

A new study put together last month by the Council of Economic Advisers states kids who participate in sports develop better life skills and are more likely to build positive relationships with adults and other kids.

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Hurricane season is here and the Florida Department of Health encourages you to make preparations that can help ensure your safety should severe weather occur.

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