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Fargo Cass Public Health observes National Public Health Week



Fargo, North Dakota – On Monday, April 3rd from 3 pm to 7 pm, Fargo Cass Public Health will host a Spring Open House to commemorate the beginning of National Public Health Week, which runs from April 3-9.

“Centering and Honoring Cultures in Health” is the slogan for National Public Health Week. The main FCPH building at 1240 25th St S in Fargo will host the Spring Open House. All ages are invited, and there will be games, food, and door prizes available.

Many facets of our society are affected by public health. Public health strives to prevent disease and injury, promote wellness and healthy lifestyles, and safeguard community health by concentrating on the overall health of the population.

“FCPH is excited to be a part of National Public Health Week 2023 by sharing program information and resources with the community, offering physical activity experiences, and providing preventive screening opportunities,” said Director of FCPH Desi Flemming in a statement released to WDAY Radio. “National Public Health Week allows us to highlight the many functions of public health locally, and how we align with national public health efforts.”

During National Public Health Week, a distinct public health subject is the emphasis of each day. The daily theme for April 3 is “Community,” a subject that is crucial to FCPH’s goal.

“Our community became more familiar with public health through the pandemic due to the role FCPH played in the response,” said Flemming. “We look forward to this opportunity to highlight more of our services and resources as well as engage with our community at the open house.”

Violence Prevention, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Mental Health, Rural Health, Accessibility, and Food and Nutrition are some of the additional themes for the week.