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El Paso starts National Public Health Week with a BARK!

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Apr 3, 2024

The City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health (DPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 1-7 with a weeklong celebration aimed at educating the community, recognizing the contributions of public health, and highlighting important issues for improving our nation’s health. This year’s theme, “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” emphasizes the importance of each individual playing a role in the community’s and the planet’s health.

During the week, the DPH will host various events, starting with walks across El Paso to promote “Healthy Neighborhoods.” These walks include a Doggie Walk at Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park and a Glow Walk at Vista del Valle Park. Additionally, there will be a Franklin Mountains Trail Clean Up on Wednesday to promote biodiversity and ecosystem balance, educational topics for senior citizens at the Fabens Senior Center on Thursday, a Sexual Reproductive Health presentation at the Pride Center on Friday, and an Emergency Preparedness Carnival at Armijo Library on Saturday.

The events throughout the week aim to engage the community in discussions and activities related to public health issues and how individuals can contribute to improving overall health. For more information on the events and National Public Health Week activities, visit EPHealth.com. Don’t forget to sign up to receive interesting stories from our community in your inbox daily.

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