This is Day 4 of National Public Health Week and today’s theme is Injury and Violence Prevention. Many laws actually have their roots in public health. Speed limits, seatbelts, and no texting while driving are due to public health. There are job safety standards that help to keep workers safe on the job. Locally, we are involved with the ERASE Coalition headed by Helping Services to help create awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drugs.
Come back tomorrow to read about Everyone’s right to a healthy life.