The City of Lynn’s Department of Public Health (DPH) is hosting a week-long series of events along with other health agencies across the country to observe National Public Health Week, which takes place from April 3rd to April 9th. In partnership with community leaders and organizations centering public health initiatives in the City, DPH will host a total of seven events at City Hall, as well as social media campaigns on their Facebook page.
During each day of National Public Health Week, DPH will focus on a public health theme to raise awareness about the matter and organize events to educate community members who also play a key role in improving health and wellness and leading prevention efforts across the city.
“We’re excited to celebrate National Public Health Week with our community, particularly because this will be the first time we celebrate in our new Public Health Resource Room,” said Public Health Director Michele Desmarais. “The themes of each event reflect issues that deeply impact our residents and we hope that these events underline our commitment to prioritizing the health of our community and doing so by working together.”
The events will center on the themes of Community Health, Violence Prevention, Food and Nutrition, Mental and Reproductive Health, and Substance Misuse. Events include a Community Morning Walk, Interviews with Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy (LYSOA) and Detective Jeffrey Aceituno of the Domestic Violence Unit, Zumba, Yoga, and a Community Blood Drive.
“This week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the public health challenges our residents may face and offer pathways toward better health,” said Mayor Jared Nicholson. “This is also a great opportunity to collaborate as we work to make our community healthier, safer, and stronger, especially through supporting one another.”
For more information please visit DPH’s Facebook Page.
The above information was submitted to us by the City of Lynn.