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DHEC recognizes National Public Health Week (April 3-9)

This year’s theme for National Public Health Week (NPHW) (April 3-9) is “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health.”

DHEC works with our partners and communities across the state to overcome health disparities and realize the goal of every individual having the opportunity to achieve their full health potential,” said Dr. Edward Simmer, DHEC Director. “When we foster cultural connections in our community, our health and the quality of our lives are greatly improved.

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National Public Health Week Celebrates 20 Years!

By Betsy Crick


2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Public Health Association coordinating National Public Health Week!  This event aims to highlight public health achievements and also improve the general health of the American people by educating the public about various health issues and how they can live longer lives.

Look for DHEC Facebook posts in the coming days as we celebrate the many successes of public health!