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UnityPoint Health –Trinity Muscatine Public Health Open House

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

UnityPoint Health –Trinity Muscatine Public Health is hosting an open house in recognition of National Public Health Week. The event is Monday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nancy Kent Building located at 1609 Cedar Street. This year’s theme is ‘Public Health: Start Here.’

Every year in the United States, seven out of 10 deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. In fact, chronic diseases account for a whopping 75 percent of national health care spending, yet only 3 percent of our health care dollars go toward prevention.

“We all have a role to play in making our communities healthier places and Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) is excited to help lead the way” according to Mary Odell, Director of Public Health. Many small preventive steps can add up to make a big difference in transforming a health care system focused on treatment to one that equally values prevention.” TMPH staff will show people the fun, easy and small steps they can take to make prevention a part of their lives.

National Public Health Week helps educate and engage Americans in the movement to create a healthier America for ourselves and the generations to come. “We all have a role to play in making America the healthiest nation in one generation. And it starts with each of us taking the simple preventive steps that lead to better health.”

TMPH will showcase the numerous programs in public health that serve Muscatine County and its surrounding area. All attendees will receive give-away items and be entered into a drawing for door prizes at this free event. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Trinity Muscatine Public Health at 563-263-0122.