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Free blood pressure screenings help you know your numbers and improve your heart health
Skin, circulation, and nail assessment and care for people with diabetes and senior adults
Helping you give your baby the best possible start in life
Ensuring infant and child car seats safely and effectively protect your children
Parenting training that builds healthier bodies, stronger relationships, and happier families
Quick test with official results you can take to your doctor to begin prenatal care
Reducing the risk of infant death by ensuring your baby has a safe place to sleep
Helping survivors of abuse or violence maintain safety and privacy at home
Public health programs protect the whole community by preventing, slowing and stopping the spread of disease, by preventing injuries, by addressing issues that affect community health, and by sharing information and tools to help people live healthier lives.
“Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economical benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.” — Herbert Hoover
“The public health system is the constellation of governmental and nongovernmental organizations that contribute to the performance of essential public health services for a defined community or population.” — Public Health Accreditation Board
“In public health, you can impact more than one person at a time. The whole society is your patient.”— Tom Frieden
“I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.”— Julie Bishop
Public health impacts every person in our community every day.
You wouldn't want to imagine a world without public health!