Submitted by the Mariposa County Health Department —
MARIPOSA COUNTY — How often do we consider what influences the choices we make to be physically active, prepare fresh vegetables, cut out sugar, or schedule a (long overdue) screening test suggested by our health care provider?
At the Mariposa County Health Department, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a long and healthy life. Our work revolves around the everyday factors that affect everyone’s health – things like safe water, healthy homes, preventative health care, and preparing for emergencies. We are always exploring new pathways for improved health that recognize the relationship between health and where we live, learn, work, and play.
The Health Department invites residents of Mariposa County to join us in celebrating National Public Health Week from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6.
Planned activities during the week include:
- Tuesday, April 3:
Free Blood Pressure Screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free dental health screenings and education for children under 6 years old from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: both activities will take place at the Health Department – 5085 Bullion St., Mariposa
- Friday, April 6:
“Mariposa Advocates for Everyone’s Right to a Healthy Life” – An event to share the results of the Community Health Assessment: 1:30PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Mariposa County High School Auditorium, 5074 Old Hwy North, Mariposa
- April 2 – 6: Follow our Facebook page for daily posts on special community health topics!
American Public Health Association National Public Health Week 2018