The Illinois Department of Public Health is celebrating local public health departments and helping Illinois build healthier communities during National Public Health Week.
Public health affects the daily lives of Illinoisans through regulating the water supply, food inspections at restaurants, providing vaccines, educating the community on disease prevention, and much more.
"National Public Health Week is an opportunity for you to look around your community and see how you can make it healthier--like starting a community garden, working with local parks and recreational facilities to increase access to safe places to be physically active, or work with local authorities to initiate violence prevention efforts," IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said.
The IDPH suggests trying new activities every day this week to help contribute to the health of your community.
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