Public Health Begins at Home
Today, think about how public health provides the foundation for healthy families and homes. Use this information and raise awareness about the importance of public health in our daily lives.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Raise awareness. Housing conditions can significantly affect public health. Make sure your community knows it is important to have our homes inspected for lead, mold and other potential health hazards.
- Encourage your family to spend less time watching TV and more time being active together. Most children in the United States spend more than five hours a day watching television, using the computer or playing video games. Parents can lead by example - get up and get moving today!
- Discuss the importance of healthy eating with your family. Build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating habits by helping your family learn the importance of good nutrition.
- Get your preventive health services done - and let your family know you do it - vaccines, mammograms, pap tests, colonoscopies, PSA tests, HPV vaccines are all included.