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April Declared Public Health Month in Columbus
This year, National Public Health Week was April 5-11. This annual week of recognition and celebration is sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA). While COVID-19 restrictions once again prevented a more public celebration of the week, it was noted on ECDHD's social media outlets. At the April 5 meeting of the Columbus City Council, Mayor Jim Bulkley read a proclamation, declaring April 5-11, 2021 as National Public Health Week in Columbus. He presented CEO Patrick Peer and CPHO Chuck Sepers with a copy of the proclamation, that reads in part, "I call upon the people of Columbus to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and leaders to better understand the value of public health, and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year's theme, 'Building Bridges to Better Health.'"
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