Here in Macomb County, as in the rest of our nation, changing our health means ensuring conditions exist that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy.
Health is impacted in our homes, our neighborhoods, our schools, our workplaces, the quality of water we drink, our health care and many other factors.
For almost 70 years, the Macomb County Health Department has been committed to protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of all those who live, work and play here in Macomb County.
On Wednesday, April 6, staff from Macomb County Health Department will gather at Macomb Mall in Roseville to celebrate public health and its impact on all of our lives such as the decline of vaccine-preventable disease, control of infectious diseases, promotion of safer and healthier foods and the decline in tobacco usage, among many others. We’ll distribute information on our programs, talk about public health and challenge our community to take the “Healthiest Nation 2030” pledge.
In the 20 years we’ve been celebrating National Public Health Week, we have seen the tremendous success we can achieve working together across all fields of public health. Moving forward, we need to collaborate with an even broader range of partners to address all of the issues that have a profound effect on our health.
Health issues such as obesity, infant mortality, diabetes, heart disease and drug addiction challenge us to do better every day. These are the defining challenges of our generation that we, the public health community, are uniquely positioned to overcome.
That’s why, during this year’s National Public Health Week, we will rally around the goal of making the United States the “Healthiest Nation” in one generation – by 2030 – and we challenge all Macomb County residents to take the pledge.
Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016 and become a part of the movement for change. Take the pledge here. Join us at Macomb Mall on April 6 and let’s commit to doing this together.
Bill Ridella is the director of the Macomb County Health Department.