Summit County celebrates National Public Health Week

The Summit Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming April 4-10 as National Public Health Week to recognize the work that its public health department has done over the last two years.

According to a release from the county, the American Public Health Association designates the first full week in April as National Public Health Week. The release said the theme of this year’s week is “public health is where you are,” meaning that the places individuals spend their time contribute to their overall physical and mental health.

The county is encouraging community members to think about how social groups can impact a person’s well-being; how physical, financial, mental, cultural and language barriers can make it difficult to access some resources; and how some population groups, such as communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities, don’t have equitable access to resources and services.

For more information about National Public Health Week, visit the county’s website at

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