February 11-17, 2018 

Preteen Vaccine Week

Public Health, working together to build a healthier community.

Why promote Preteen Vaccine Week?

Matthew’s Story (HPV)

Kimberly’s Story (meningitis B)

Shawna’s Story (HPV)

Emily’s Story (HPV)

Justine’s Story (HPV)

February is American Heart Month

Did you know? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease... it is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US.

How can American Heart Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease . The National Health Information Center shares the following things you can do:  
  1. Celebrate National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Encourage everyone in your community to wear red on February 3, 2017. Visit Go Red for WomenExternal Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov for more information.
  2. Host an American Heart Month event at a local school, health center, or library. Work with local recreation and fitness centers to spread the word about the importance of physical activity to prevent heart disease.
  3. Contact your local Red CrossExternal Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov to host a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training event in your community. Urge local community members to learn CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator). These skills can help save the life of someone who has sudden cardiac arrest.
  4. Host a 20-minute group walk around your office at lunchtime.
  5. Conduct a cooking demonstration using a heart-healthy recipe.
  6. Follow CDC’s Million Hearts® on FacebookExternal Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov and TwitterExternal Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov to learn more about heart disease and stroke prevention.

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