LOS ANGELES, CA – The LA County Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District, proclaiming April 4-10, 2022, as “Public Health Week” in LA County.

“Each year, LA County celebrates Public Health Week and recognizes the important work our Department of Public Health does to prevent disease and injury and promote the health and well-being of all residents. Each day, residents benefit from critical services Public Health provides, including preventing and controlling communicable diseases, providing health education through community outreach, conducting restaurant and health facility inspections, and safeguarding population health. This year, we will be celebrating National Public Health Week for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, we invite all residents to empower their communities by attending several events taking place throughout the County to discuss important public health issues such as health equity, violence prevention, environmental justice, communicable disease, and other topics of interest.”

The motion approved today proclaims April 4-10, 2022, as “Public Health Week” in LA County and urges all residents, public officials, and County employees, as well as community groups, clubs, and organizations, to join in activities and take action to make all Los Angeles communities healthy. Additionally, the motion encourages all residents to participate in a series of activities that are moving the needle on improving health around the County.

Public Health Week will consist of five days of action: day 1, the launch of the environmental justice Empowerment Expo; day 2, the Public Health Youth Advisory Council Virtual Panel; day 3, the launch of the expansion of the Trauma Prevention Initiative; day 4, outreach and distribution of home testing kits for sexually transmitted infection prevention; and day 5, promotion of COVID-19 mobile vaccination as a method to increase access and close the health equity gap.

For more information on Public Health Week activities, residents are encouraged to visit: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/phweek.

To view the full motion, click here.

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