Did you know that the U.S. currently spends MORE but gets LESS when it comes to health care than any other industrialized nation? This is the defining challenge of our generation, but also a challenge that the public health community is uniquely positioned to overcome!
During National Public Health Week 2015, the public health community is rallying around a goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030.
Healthy Gallatin invites you to join us in celebrating National Public Health Week, April 6th-12th, 2015. National Public Health Week is a time to focus on public health issues with the intention of increasing awareness and broadening the public’s understanding of preventative actions to improve or protect their health.
Some themes for this year are:
- Raising the Grade; what does data reveal about our community’s health? How does the U.S. stack up compared to other countries? How does Gallatin County compare to other counties?
- Starting from Zip; how does where we live affect our health? What do we need to do to address disparities in access to care and achieve health equity across our community?
- Building Momentum; how will changes we make now affect our health outcomes in the future? How can we continue the momentum of building a higher commitment to public health?
- Building Broader Connections; how do we collaborate with community partners? What connections do we need to make in order to become the healthiest nation by 2030?
- Building on 20 Years of Success; what accomplishments have we made? What do we hope to accomplish in the future?