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File #: 19-0399    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/6/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/2/2019 Final action: 4/2/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation to recognize April 1 - 7, 2019 as National Public Health Week; and 2) Acknowledge the efforts of the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, its partnering agencies, and the residents of the El Dorado County in creating healthy communities and neighborhoods. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2019 National PH Week Proclamation, 04-02-2019.pdf, 2. Executed Proclamation National Public Helath Week
Related files: 06-0505, 18-0442, 21-0483
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation to recognize April 1 - 7, 2019 as National Public Health Week; and
2) Acknowledge the efforts of the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, its partnering agencies, and the residents of the El Dorado County in creating healthy communities and neighborhoods.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
President Bill Clinton issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the first full week in April 1995 as National Public Health Week. In his proclamation, he extolled the value of public health, saying that, “safe living and working environments, developing methods to immunize populations against infectious disease, maintaining good nutritional standards, and having good prenatal care for everyone are vital endeavors.”

More recently, in 2015, President Barack Obama called upon “...all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations and other groups to join in activities and take action to improve the health of our nation.” He reaffirmed the goal of a healthy nation in a 2016 proclamation in which he spoke to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative which encouraged physical activity and nutritious food choices for our Nation’s youth while engaging parents and kids in the work of building stronger, healthier communities.

HHSA also encourages the citizens of El Dorado County to access the Public Health Division’s Well Dorado website (http://www.welldorado.org/) brings a wealth of information to one accessible, user-friendly location. There, El Dorado County citizens can learn ways to improve their own and others’ lives by making healthy lifestyle choices. They can learn about the status of our community’s health and what activities are being done to improve it, and can access resources like a healthy-eating recipe blog and a community events calendar.

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