Hamilton County, OH…….. Public health is credited with adding 25 years to life expectancy in the United States over the last century. For example, when you drink clean water or eat safely in food service establishments, public health is involved. When children avoid contracting communicable disease because they have been vaccinated, public health has a role.
In celebration of National Public Health Week April 3-9, 2017, here is a list of 10 achievements in public health that have led to increased life expectancy and better overall health:
- Motor vehicle safety
- Workplace safety
- Control of infectious disease
- Declines in death from heart disease and stroke
- Safer, healthier food
- Healthier mothers and babies
- Family planning
- Fluoridation of drinking water
- Recognizing tobacco as a health hazard.
Visit Hamilton County Public Health at www.hcph.org or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov to learn more about public health and its ongoing role in protecting and advancing our health.
Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 480,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.
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Posted by: Christy Cauley