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National Public Health Week Observed April 6-12

April 6, 2009
 
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(Jackson, MS) Governor Haley Barbour has proclaimed April 6-12 National Public Health Week in Mississippi. The annual event is held to recognize the work done by public health professionals to improve and protect the health of all citizens.

According to State Health Officer Dr. Ed Thompson, "It takes hundreds of people working daily to protect the health of all Mississippians. Public health workers are on the front lines of county health clinics, in the field protecting our restaurants and water systems, and in administrative roles."

Public health professionals in Mississippi work to ensure the health of our youngest citizens through the childhood immunization program, the licensing of daycare centers and the First Steps Early Intervention program. Additionally, county health clinics provide family planning services to prevent unintended pregnancy, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and infectious disease control to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases.


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Last reviewed on Apr 6, 2009
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