National Public Health Week 2015
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. This year’s theme is Healthiest Nation 2030. Each day we will provide information regarding a theme that will help bring us closer to making America the healthiest nation in one generation!
|Monday, April 6||What does the data reveal about Summit County?
Summit County recently released their report on health and health disparities which gives us a staggering picture of the health statuses of Summit County residents. Some highlights from the report include:
|Tuesday, April 7||Starting From Zip
Our zip code says a lot about our health. It dictates which resources we have available to us. In the U.S., the health disparities we see by geography are staggering. These disparities have been noted nationally down to the county level. Summit County’s health outcomes rank 42nd out of all Ohio’s 88 counties. How this came to be is distinctly related to the distribution of resources available to residents within the county.
The data show that: