WHEREAS the week of April 3-9, 2017 is National Plublic Health Week, and the them is Healthy Missouri 2030: Be and Advocate for Public Health;
WHEREAS since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public's health.
WHEREAS the home and neighborhood can impact an individual's health and opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors;
WHEREAS the public health professionals help communities prevent, prepare for, withstand, and recover from the impact of a full range of health threats, including emerging diseases, natural disasters and disasters caused by human activity.
WHEREAS public health action, together with scientific and technologic advances, have played a major role in reducing and in some cases eliminating the spread of infectious disease, and in establishing today's disease surveillance and control systems.
WHEREAS health must be a priority in designing our communities, from healthy housing to parks and playgrounds and walking and biking;
NOW, THEREFORE, we the Andrew County Commission, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of Missouri, do herby proclaim the week of April 3-9, 2017, as National Public Health Week 2017 in Andrew County Missouri and call upon the people of Andrew County to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders better understand the value of public health and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year's theme, "Healthy Missouri 2030: Be an Advocate for Public Health."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of March, two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
Bob Caldwell - Presiding Commissioner
Gary Baumann - West District Commissioner
Fritz Hegeman - East District Commissioner