Kaua‘i District Health Office Hosts Open House to Celebrate National Public Health Week: Empowering the Community for a Healthier Future

Come join us at the Kaua‘i District Health Office for an open house event – all are welcome!

Kaua‘i District Health Office is excited to announce that they will be hosting an open house to celebrate National Public Health Week. The event will be held on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the district office located at 3040 Umi St. in Līhuʻe. This free event will provide the public with an opportunity to speak with Hawai‘i State Department of Health staff about various programs and actions that community members can take to address public health challenges.

National Public Health Week is an annual event that invites the public to explore the many programs and services that the DOH offers to enhance the well-being of the community. Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman is looking forward to welcoming everyone at the event and expressing gratitude to the community and partners for their continued support in building a thriving and healthier Kaua‘i. By working together to create opportunities to understand and support public health, the entire community benefits.

During National Public Health Week, communities across the U.S. come together to recognize the importance of public health and highlight critical issues in improving the nation’s health. This year’s theme is Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health. DOH staff will be present at the open house event, including vector control, administrative services, community health workers, public health nurses, epidemiologists, mental health professionals, food safety inspectors, disabilities case managers, and microbiologists who are eagerly anticipating sharing their knowledge with attendees about their respective fields and how they can help make a difference in promoting healthy living in Kaua‘i communities.

The open house event provides an excellent opportunity for attendees not only to learn about different programs but also connect with other organizations working towards improving public health on Kaua‘i Island. The public can interact with representatives from government agencies such as Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA), University of Hawaii System (UHS) School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Programs (SNHDHP), Kauai Community College (KCC) Nutrition & Food Services Program (NFSP), Kauai Police Department (KPD), Kauai Fire Department (KFD), Lihue Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) among others who will share information about their roles in promoting healthy living on island.

Attendees can also take part in interactive workshops led by local experts such as nutritionists from SNHDHP’s Nutrition Counseling Center who will provide tips on healthy eating habits; EMSA staff who will discuss emergency response protocols during natural disasters; HDOA representatives who will talk about pesticide use regulations; KPD officers who will discuss crime prevention strategies related to substance abuse; Mental Health America who will give insight into mental healthcare services available on island; among many others.

Overall, this open house event aims to provide valuable resources for individuals interested in taking charge of their own health while also highlighting important issues affecting our community’s well-being today.

In conclusion, we encourage everyone on Kaua‘i Island

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