Creating a Healthy Workplace

The National Public Health Week theme for Wednesday is Creating a Healthy Workplace. Thanks to workers' rights and public health movements, workplaces have become dramatically safer places during the last century: According to the National Safety Council, deaths from unintentional work injuries declined 90 percent from 1933 to 1997. However, workers still get hurt and injured on the job and oftentimes such injuries — and deaths — are completely preventable. No one should have to unnecessarily risk his or her life or health to make a living.

Additionally, more and more research is showing that investing in workplace wellness programs do reap positive impacts on workers' health and pocketbooks. Such wellness efforts also help employers contain health care costs. It's as simple as this: Prevention makes good business sense. Learn more at http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes/creating-a-healthy-workplace.

Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School

Tuesday's theme for National Public Health Week is Providing a Safe Environment For Children At School. Healthy children learn better — that's a fact. Research has found that students' health affects their grades, attendance, behavior and whether they graduate. And we also know that education is one of the many social determinants that influence a person's health throughout the life span. Fortunately, public health and education systems in the North Georgia Health District have a long and fruitful history of working together to keep students safe and teach them healthy habits. Still, there's much more to do to make sure our schools are healthy and supportive environments — and you can help. . . click here to learn more: http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes/providing-a-safe-environment-for-children-at-school.

Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family

National Public Health Week starts today! Monday's theme is Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family. Public health is in every corner of our homes. It's in the safe food in the fridge, the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors affixed to the ceiling, and the child-proof latches that keep dangerous chemicals out of little hands. Home is also where we learn healthy behaviors, such as eating right and exercising. Good prevention starts at home - link here to learn how you can make your home a safer, healthier place! http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes/ensuring-a-safe-healthy-home-for-your-family

INVEST IN A HEALTHIER LIFE DURING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK

Did you know that diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths each year? Many of these deaths could have been prevented through small changes. During National Public Health Week, April 1st through 7th, the North Georgia Health District will share information on how supporting public health and prevention can result in healthier lives for us all. Join us each day April 1st through 7th on our website at www.nghd.org, or find us on Facebook, to learn how you can take preventive measures — in ways big and small — in your families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools — to live longer and healthier lives. A healthier north georgia begins today!

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