Watch this video for 2010 National Public Health Week and consider how you can help.
A recent survey, commissioned by the American Public Health Association, shows an effort toward improving community health. Results show 64 percent of Americans have already made healthy changes to their lifestyle while 21 percent are thinking about making healthy changes.
Our county health department has this great interactive page to learn about ongoing public health efforts here in Polk County. We, of course, have an awesome public health program and our students & grads are out doing great work all over. Some upcoming public health efforts here at DMU or nearby:
- A free symposium on sex-related health issues on THIS Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Free sports physicals on May 1 for middle & high school athletes, including heart screenings!
- Later in the summer we’ll send students & providers to the Shalom Zone Back-To-School Physical Fair to do checkups for kids.
- Our students check on the homeless camps, volunteer in underserved areas and we always support the Free Clinics of Iowa, of course.
How can you help improve public health? You can encourage preventive care, regular checkups, healthful dietary habits, proper exercise and other good-for-you habits!