National Public Health Week - Community: Collaboration & Resilience
Today is Community Collaboration and Resilience Day of National Public Health Week. An individual is as healthy as the community they live in. A community’s health depends on its shared social experiences.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation, rates of depression, impaired immunity, and premature mortality have risen. And the impact was higher on communities that face disparities. A community with available transportation and health insurance has better access to care, decreased risk of harmful health behaviors, and better access to healthier food choices, which leads to lower chronic conditions. Studies have shown that people who feel support and inclusion within their communities have better health, live longer, and are happier.
Visit the NPHW website to learn more about this problem and explore the highlight of each day of the week. You can also join the webinar event: Shifting Power and Building Resilience Through Community Collaboration. A Conversation on Improving Local Food and Health Systems on April 6, from 3:30 - 5 pm.