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Notice to Readers National Public Health Week -- April 6-12, 1998

April 6-12, 1998, has been designated National Public Health Week. This year's theme, "Healthy People in Healthy Communities," recognizes the contributions of public health to the nation's well-being and focuses public attention on important physical and mental health concerns in our communities. The benefits of public health include prevention of disease and injury, promotion of healthy behaviors, and protection against environmental hazards. Primarily because of collaboration between public health professionals at the federal, state, and local levels and their partners in communities, persons in the United States have better health, live in healthier conditions, are more knowledgeable about taking care of their health, and live longer than at any time in the past.

Additional information about National Public Health Week is available from local and state health departments or the national offices of the American Public Health Association, telephone (202) 789-5627; the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, telephone (202) 371-9090; the National Association of County and City Health Officials, telephone (202) 783-5550; the National Association of Local Boards of Health, telephone (419) 353-7714; and CDC's Office of Communications (404) 639-3286.

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