to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County.
National Public Health Week
The American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. During the first full week of April each year, APHA 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.
[Source: American Public Health Association]
Book of the Month
Designing Healthy Communities, by Richard J. Jackson
Designing Healthy Communities highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation’s devastating childhood and adult health concerns. Dr. Richard Jackson looks at the root causes of our malaise and highlights healthy community designs achieved by planners, designers, and community leaders working together. Ultimately, Dr. Jackson encourages all of us to make the kinds of positive changes highlighted in this book.