Join us in celebrating “Healthy Tulare County Week,” April 1–7, 2019, and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We're celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships, and championing the role of a strong public health system.
During this week, which coincides with National Public Health Week, we hope you’ll join us in engaging all communities and all sectors in a conversation about the role each of us can play to put good health within everyone’s reach. Where we live, learn, work, and play impacts our health and our opportunity to ward off disease and injury. With that in mind, let’s partner across public and private spheres to create healthier people, families, communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation. We can do it—if we work together. That's why the theme for the week is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For action. For health."
The Visalia Health Care Center (2611 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia CA 93291) is holding a health fair April 1–5, Monday through Friday, each day from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., to recognize and honor Healthy Tulare County Week. The events are co-sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross, and representatives from the organization are scheduled to be on hand daily. Each day has a daily theme and activities scheduled will include information about the Car Seat Program, Mental Health, WIC, suicide prevention, and more:
Monday, April 1 (Healthy Communities): Car Seat Program, Tobacco Prevention, Oral Health, Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention program, and information about Communicable Disease Prevention
Tuesday, April 2 (Violence Prevention): Visalia Police Department, Family Services of Tulare County, Tulare County DA, Tulare County Sheriff Office, and Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force
Wednesday, April 3 (Rural Health): Alcohol and Other Drugs information, TulareWORKs staff
Thursday, April 4 (Technology & Public Health): Mental health information, WIC, and Public Health
Friday, April 5 (Clean Air & Water): Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Household Hazardous Waste
The events are offered at no cost to community members. In addition to informational booths, the health fair offers snacks, games, music, and prizes. For more information, call (559) 623-0700.
During Healthy Tulare County Week, be sure to stay tuned to Facebook: www.facebook.com/TulareCountyHHSA.
- Winning Students' Art Displayed on County Digital Signs
Three local youth are winners of an art contest held by HHSA at the Tulare County Office of Education’s Night at the 21st Century Museum were held on April 2. In collaboration with HHSA Public Health students created an art theme on healthy communities.
- Op-Ed: National Public Health Week
As a county, we celebrate Healthy Tulare County Week every year and focus on issues that matter to our community. There are many types of issues that shape our county health and well-being, and this year, we’re focused on health equity.