041619_proclamation_Public Health Week
WHEREAS, National Public Health Week is an opportunity to celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system; and
WHEREAS, The partners of Live Healthy Gwinnett, a community-wide health initiative, encourage residents to invest in personal wellness by making simple lifestyle choices such as eating more fruits and vegetables, being physically active, and reducing stress; and
WHEREAS, Live Healthy Gwinnett provides opportunities for residents to become engaged in their community with year-round programs and events that focus on four areas of wellness which encourage people to: Be Active, Eat Healthy, Get Checked, and Be Positive; and
WHEREAS, Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, largely thanks to improvements in public health. To ensure everyone has the chance to live a long and healthy life, we must tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk; and
WHEREAS, In 2019, National Public Health Week focused on topics such as healthy communities, violence prevention, technology and public health, and climate change; and
WHEREAS, Live Healthy Gwinnett depends on its volunteers, community partners, and dedicated staff to help provide residents with the best services and programs possible.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charlotte J. Nash, on behalf of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, do hereby designate April 1 – 7, 2019, as National Public Health Week in Gwinnett County.