El Paso Celebrates National Public Health Week with Educational and Community-Building Events

El Paso starts National Public Health Week with a BARK!

The City of El Paso is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 1-7 with a weeklong celebration aimed at educating the community, recognizing the contributions of public health, and highlighting important issues for improving our nation’s health. This year’s theme, “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” emphasizes the importance of each individual playing a role in the community’s and the planet’s health.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) has planned various events throughout the week to engage the community in discussions and activities related to public health issues and how individuals can contribute to improving overall health. On Monday, there will be walks across El Paso to promote “Healthy Neighborhoods.” These walks include a Doggie Walk at Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park and a Glow Walk at Vista del Valle Park. On Wednesday, there will be a Franklin Mountains Trail Clean Up to promote biodiversity and ecosystem balance. Educational topics for senior citizens will be presented at the Fabens Senior Center on Thursday. A Sexual Reproductive Health presentation will take place at the Pride Center on Friday, and an Emergency Preparedness Carnival will be held at Armijo Library on Saturday.

The DPH aims to raise awareness about important public health issues through these events and encourage individuals to take action towards improving their own health as well as that of their community. For more information on the events and National Public Health Week activities, visit EPHealth.com. Don’t forget to sign up to receive interesting stories from our community in your inbox daily!

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