The American Public Health Association and its partners kick off National Public Health Week today, an annual health observance dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary contributions of public health. This year’s theme — “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money” — highlights the important return on investments made in public health that prevent disease, save lives and curb health care costs.
“Public health is vital to our well-being, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, from our own personal health to the effectiveness of our nation’s health system,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “National Public Health Week is an exciting opportunity for us to join hundreds of our partners in communities across the country to underscore the value of public health, its positive impact on our lives and the importance of advocating for strong public health systems.”
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