National Public Health Week: Listening and Working Together for Healthier and Longer Lives
By: Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams M.D., M.P.H., Surgeon General of the United States:
Summary: Observing National Public Health Week, Surgeon General Adams called for forging new partnerships to improve the nation’s health and change our future together.Every American deserves to live a long, healthy life, but we are falling short of that goal. Life expectancy in the U.S. has declined for the second year in a row. This decline marks the first time in half a century that American longevity has declined. This is a disturbing problem that faces us as we observe National Public Health Week, April 2-April 8.
Each year, the National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association, is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. This week is an opportunity to raise awareness about public health and prevention.