El Paso starts National Public Health Week with a BARK!

Community Engagement at the Heart of National Public Health Week Celebrations in El Paso

The City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health (DPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 1-7 with a weeklong celebration aimed at educating the community, recognizing the contributions of public health, and highlighting important issues for improving our nation’s health. This year’s theme, “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” emphasizes the importance of each individual playing a role in the community’s and the planet’s health.

To kick off the week, DPH will host several events that aim to engage the community in discussions and activities related to public health issues and how individuals can contribute to improving overall health. On Monday, there will be two walks across El Paso to promote “Healthy Neighborhoods.” These walks include a Doggie Walk at Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park and a Glow Walk at Vista del Valle Park.

On Wednesday, DPH will organize a Franklin Mountains Trail Clean Up to promote biodiversity and ecosystem balance. On Thursday, educational topics for senior citizens will be discussed at the Fabens Senior Center. On Friday, there will be a Sexual Reproductive Health presentation at the Pride Center. Finally, on Saturday, an Emergency Preparedness Carnival will take place at Armijo Library.

Throughout the week, DPH aims to educate the community on various public health topics such as healthy living habits, environmental protection, emergency preparedness, sexual reproductive health and more. For more information on these events and other National Public Health Week activities in El Paso visit EPHealth.com or sign up to receive interesting stories from your community daily in your inbox!

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