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Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Resources

The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. Each year, RWII Prevention Week focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience. CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, has developed a toolkit to help public health professionals inform the public, media, community leaders, and others about RWII Prevention Week. These resources are meant to help public health professionals engage their target audiences and increase awareness of this yearly observance.

Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health” Public Service Announcement Series

CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation Native Diabetes Wellness Program and the Traditional Foods Program’s tribal partners are pleased to announce the availability of 30- and 60- second video public service announcements (PSA) and an 8-minute video entitled Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health. The PSAs highlight the wisdom of cultural knowledge, including harvesting local foods and playing traditional games, in promoting health and preventing diseases like type 2 diabetes in Native communities.

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