Strafford County Public Health Network(SCPHN) will join communities around the nation in participating in National Public Health Awareness Week from April 2 – April 8. The organization and its partners have announced a weeklong calendar of health related events and activities designed to improve the overall health of our communities and bring awareness to the resources available through the Regional Public Health Network.
Public Health Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the overall health of residents,” says Corinna Moskal, Continuum of Care Manager “We are excited to leverage this national campaign to highlight all that we do locally.”
The week includes many events that connect people with opportunities to get involved in local public health programs or personally connect with an opportunity to improve personal wellness. For example, April 2 is ‘Open Fitness Day’. Six fitness gyms have partnered with the Strafford County Public Health Network to open there doors to let residence experience free workouts. “It is our belief that all citizens in Strafford County have a right to physical Activity that is affordable and accessible,” says Moskal. For a complete listing and further details on all events happening as part of SCPHN’s weeklong celebration, visit www.scphn.org.
Moskal added, “It is our hope to promote and facilitate activities related to heart and body wellness, mental health, obesity and nutrition, substance misuse prevention, treatment and recovery, violence prevention, general health promotion, among many others.”
Nationally, Public Health Week has a common theme — Healthiest Nation by 2030 which is part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. Details on the national movement can be found at nphw.org
The Strafford County Public Health Network is a program of Greater Seacoast Community Health and located at the Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth, NH. Goodwin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community health center that provides exceptional health care, like dental, mental health, prenatal and primary care, that is accessible to all people in the community. For more information about the Strafford County Public Health Network and Goodwin Community Health visit GoodwinCH.org.
Left to Right: Corinna Moskal, SCPHN, Matt Michaud EverProven Crossfit, Patty Fousek Nerdy Girl Fitness, Laurie Smith Yoga Smith, Lara Willard, Goodwin Community Health