Health is Always in Season

Spring Into Health 

 

April 1st- April 7th, 2019 is National Public Health Week #NPHW 

Monday: Healthy Communities 

#NPHW Today’s theme is Healthy Communities: It's clear: People's health, longevity and well-being are connected to their communities. We all play a part; Today’s challenge is to clean up any trash surrounding walkways and sidewalks and then post a picture of your efforts in our comment section below. Together we can make an effort to keep not only our immediate surroundings safe, but our environment healthy too. 

Tuesday: Violence Prevention 

Tuesday’s #NPHW theme is Violence Prevention. About one in four women and one in nine men experience some form of intimate partner violence, and one out of every six American women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape. Share this post to pass along info on FREE, ACCESSIBLE 24 hours a day help! There is always someone willing to help!


Wednesday: Rural Communities 

Rural communities face a range of health disparities, from higher burdens of chronic disease to limited access to primary care and prevention services. When compared to people living in urban areas, rural Americans face a greater risk of death from the five leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Suicide rates are also higher in rural America than in urban areas, with that gap growing steadily since the early 2000s. The opioid addiction and overdose crisis has hit rural communities especially hard — the rate of fatal overdoses is higher in rural communities than in metropolitan ones. Complicating matters, rural residents are often more likely to face social determinants that negatively impact health, such as poverty, transportation barriers and lack of jobs that pay well. Stay connected to QVHD year round to learn about trainings that can aid you when YOU are the one responding to an unexpected event! 

Thursday: Public Health & Technology 

 

New technologies are quickly transforming the public health landscape. The Department of Public Health’s new Naloxone Overdose Response App (NORA) is a perfect example of technology that can help us on the go! Visit NORASAVES.com and make sure to save it to your home screen! Thank you Connecticut Department of Public Health for including QVHD in today’s launch at the Legislative Office Building. #NPHW

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Friday: Climate Change 

#NPHW: Climate Change is one of the greatest threats to our nations public health. It is expected to have — and is already producing — serious impacts on people’s health and well-being. Climate change is linked to more frequent and extreme natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding and drought. QVHD is committed to ensuring our residents are prepared for these drastic changes, visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan to learn how you and your family can prepare.

 

 

 

Four Steps to Food Safety 

The information below was taken from Foodsafety.gov, visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/index.html for more information!   

Tick 101 

Prepare for Spring Storm Weather

Follow the links below to start preparing your home and your family for a future storm: