Apr 9, 2021 11:30 am51 views
The first week in April hails annually as the National Public Health Week where the public health system, practitioners and agencies across the country celebrate and promote public health. Over the course of the last 15 years serving as a public health practitioner, often times, I remember wanting friends, family and others to better understand public health and my actual professional world. The majority of those years I spent planning, preparing, and training for public health emergencies and not if but when they would occur. However, even with experienced public health situations, like H1N1, and knowing the “when” would happen, never did I wish a true pandemic of this magnitude to occur. What we have now though is a population with better understanding of public health – what it is, why it is important and how the practice of public health impacts EVERYONE. We need to remember though that public health is more than COVID-19.