COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT WEEK
Community Health Improvement Week during the first week in June honors health professionals both in hospital settings and those who work more closely with communities.
Community health professionals work closely with public health organizations, area leaders, hospitals, and clinics to guide neighborhoods, urban and suburban areas to improve overall health. Many of these professionals serve on boards and volunteer in an outreach capacity, too. They may focus on at-risk populations or make directed efforts to improve specific health concerns in a community. Some of those focused areas may include:
- early maternity care
- diabetes screening and care
- infant screenings
- mental health screenings
- elder care
- health awareness programs
These healthcare heroes advocate for their communities, too. When a community as a whole is healthy, they are also economically healthy. Their community remains strong and able to face obstacles, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CommunityHealthImprovementWeek
Learn more about your community health professionals. Thank them for their dedication. Attend seminars or events they sponsor or promote. Use #CommunityHealthImprovementWeek to join the conversation.
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT WEEK HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this health recognition holiday.