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National Public Health Week --- April 3--9, 2000

"Healthy People in Healthy Communities" is the focus of this year's National Public Health Week, April 3--9, 2000. U.S. residents are living 30 years longer than they did in 1900; at least 25 years are attributable to advances in public health (1). Among the most notable achievements are control of infectious diseases; fewer deaths from heart disease and stroke; healthier mothers and babies; family planning; higher rates of vaccination; safer foods, motor vehicles, and workplaces; fluoridated water; and recognizing tobacco as a health hazard. As part of public health week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Surgeon General will release Healthy People 2010, health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the next decade. Additional information on National Public Health Week is available from the American Public Health Association, telephone (202) 777-2434, World-Wide Web site at*; or from the CDC Office of Communications, telephone (404) 639-3286, World-Wide Web site at . Healthy People 2010 is available at .


  1. CDC. Ten great public health achievements---United States, 1900--1999. MMWR 1999;48:241--3.

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