Cassar sponsors resolution marking Public Health Week
STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives yesterday unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Liana Cassar recognizing this week as National Public Health Week.
Held annually the first full week of April, National Public Health Week is organized by the American Public Health Association with weeklong activities designed to educate and highlight issues that are critically important to the health of the American people and to accomplish the goal of improving the public’s general health.
“Enhancing public health will always be a critically important mission for our whole society. Public Health Week is a good reminder, particularly for policymakers, of the many facets of public health and the challenges associated with each. It’s my hope that the observance of Public Health Week prompts all of us in the State House to renew our dedication to improving health care access and quality for all,” said Representative Cassar (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence), who holds a master’s in public health and works as a strategy and operations consultant for the Global Health Media Project.
The American Public Health Association sets themes for each day of the week. The resolution (2019-H 5954) details those themes and provides information about each. The themes are health communities on Monday, violence prevention on Tuesday, rural health on Wednesday, technology and health on Thursday, climate change and its negative impact on public health on Friday and global health on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903