(Dennison, Ohio) – Across the nation this week we recognize the tiers and components of public health!
In this week’s Healthy Tip Tuesday Trinity Hosptial Twin City is bringing awareness to today’s focus of this national campaign, preventing violence.
According to the nphw.com, national data show gun-related deaths are on the rise: between 2015-2016, the U.S. was home to nearly 27,400 homicides and nearly 45,000 suicides involving guns. Those numbers are the highest documented levels in a decade. About one in four women and one in nine men experience some form of intimate partner violence, and one out of every six American women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape. In 2016, 676,000 victims of child abuse and neglect were reported to local officials.
The CDC notes that violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives. CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins. The organization has offered a detailed dissection of the tiers of violence and has created a variety of educational materials to support awareness efforts.
April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month and so these two campaigns go hand-in-hand.
CDC officials recommend that strong public health infrastructure is key to a healthy economy and a healthy nation. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), America’s premier public health protection agency, every week is public health week. CDC works 24/7 to save lives and prevent, protect and respond to health threats at home and abroad.
Campaign themes this year include:
MONDAY: Healthy Communities
TUESDAY: Violence Prevention
WEDNESDAY: Rural Health
THURSDAY: Technology and Public Health
FRIDAY: Climate Change
SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Global Health