Monday, April 2, 2018 marks the beginning of the 2018 National Public Health Week, an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Pitt County Health Department will join communities nationwide to celebrate and support the week’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030, Changing Our Future Together.”
Pitt County Health Department employees will spend most of this week making final preparations to implement a new system that will change healthcare delivery within the Agency. The Health Department will soon switch from paper to electronic medical records in order to provide faster and improved healthcare services. To prepare for the upcoming launch of this new electronic medical record, the Health Department will be closed on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 for employee training.
In addition, employees will participate in a daily Walking Challenge during work breaks to promote good health and physical activity within the workplace. This activity is a modified version of the APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge! Community members and groups are also encouraged to organize a walking challenge in their workplaces, neighborhoods or congregations. For more information on the APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge and how to get people moving, visit http://www.nphw.org/get-involved/steps-challenge.
During each day of this week, public health messages, that are critical to the future success in creating the healthiest nation, will be shared on the Agency’s Facebook Page. To view these messages, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pittcountyhealthdepartment/.
For more information on the 2018 National Public Health Week, visit: http://www.nphw.org/nphw-2018