April 22, 2024 12:45 am
El Paso starts National Public Health Week with a BARK!

National Public Health Week is being celebrated by the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health (DPH) from April 1-7, with a weeklong celebration aimed at educating the community and recognizing the contributions of public health. This year’s theme, “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” emphasizes the importance of individual contributions to community and planetary health.

As part of the celebration, DPH is hosting various events throughout El Paso. On Tuesday, they organized walks across the city to promote healthy neighborhoods. They held a Doggie Walk at Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park and a Glow Walk at Vista del Valle Park, with activities and raffles. The schedule for the rest of the week includes a Franklin Mountains Trail Clean up on Wednesday, educational topics for senior citizens at the Fabens Senior Center on Thursday, a Sexual Reproductive Health presentation at the Pride Center on Friday, and an Emergency Preparedness Carnival at Armijo Library on Saturday.

The events throughout the week aim to engage the community in activities that promote biodiversity, climate change resilience, use of innovative tools in public health, and preparedness for emergencies. Interested individuals can visit EPHealth.com to get more information about these events or sign up to receive interesting stories from the community in their inbox daily. By staying informed and connected, we can all make positive changes towards protecting our health and well-being as individuals while contributing to building stronger communities for all.

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