Join Womack Army Medical Center to celebrate National Public Health Week the first week in April.  There will be a week of events promoting this year’s theme “Public Health is ROI (Return on Investment) Save Lives, Save Money”.

National Public Health Week aims to put prevention to work in peoples’ lives, whether it is at home, at school, at work, while they’re on the move or in their communities.  People can be living examples of ROI by making healthy choices.

It’s the teenager who avoided a lifetime of disability because he knew to fasten his seat belt.

It’s the new mom who learned that breastfeeding will protect her child’s health now and far into the future.

It’s the flu shot that kept an aging parent out of the hospital and healthy at home.

Womack Army Medical Center’s Department of Preventive Medicine, and other public health organizations will conduct activities throughout the week to highlight the five national prevention strategy themes that are essential in saving lives and money:

The upcoming Fort Bragg National Public Health Week events are as follows:

Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., School Outreach at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

WAMC Dept. of Preventive Medicine’s Army Public Health Nursing will teach hand washing techniques and germ prevention to school-age children. Event will be open to all children enrolled in Tolson Youth Activities Center.

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Public Health Seminar at the Army Reserve Center. Meeting of Fort Bragg public health practitioners from WAMC and other Fort Bragg units to discuss issues pertinent to the Fort Bragg population. Event by invitation only.

Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon, Creating a healthy workplace at FORSCOM by demonstrating how proper ergonomics can help create a happier, healthier office and generate increased productivity.

April, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Health and Safety Fair at the Fort Bragg Mini Mall. Various Fort Bragg agencies will present information booths on health promotion, prevention and resiliency, targeting the military service members and their Families. Agencies participating include: Army Community Service, military Family life consultants, WAMC Nutrition Services, WAMC Preventive Medicine, Army Wellness Center and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. Event is open to the public.

April 5, 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Respirator fit testing for WAMC staff.   This event is only open to WAMC personnel.

For more information on local events this week, please contact WAMC Army Public Health Nursing at 907-9355 or “like” the Fort Bragg NPHW Facebook fan page and follow us on the WAMC Facebook page.

To receive national updates and sharer NPHW online activities with your friends and Family, “like” the NPHW.org Facebook fan or visit www.nphw.org.