In 1995, former President William Jefferson Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each year since then the public health community has focused on issues that are important to improving the public's health. The theme of NPHW April 3-9, 2006 is. . .
"Designing Healthy Communities: Raising Healthy Kids."
The national observance for NPHW 2006 is from April 3-9. During NPHW, the American Public Health Association (APHA), will aim to improve the understanding of the relationship between built environments- homes, schools, parks and community design- and the health and safety of children by promoting solutions that families, communities and policy-makers can use to improve children's health in their communities. Each day will focus on the relationship between the built environment and a core children's health issue, with additional focus on effective solutions based on case studies from model communities.
MCO supports and observes NPHW particularly as it pertains to healthier children within our own community. In addition to special activities of this week, MCO has been a key player in the development and implementation of the InfantSEE program.