“Bernalillo County is committed to positive investments in community health and improving our quality of life,” says George Schroeder of the Office of Health and Social Services. “We’re proud to support outstanding parks, arts and culture, education and other policies which are connected to community health.”
Bernalillo County’s Office of Health and Social Services will highlight a new theme each day this week to celebrate National Public Health Week, including:
Monday: Community health is parks and open space.
When neighborhoods have parks and open space, it’s easier for people to be active and healthy. Bernalillo County manages about 1,000 acres of open space and 53 parks.
Tuesday: Community health is arts and culture.
Public art, from plazas to parks, creates a sense of community. And strong arts and cultural programs are good for our economy.
Wednesday: Community health is education.
People with more education are usually healthier and make more money. A well-educated workforce also helps create jobs.
Thursday: Community health is access to healthy food.
Fruits and vegetables help lower the risk of many diseases. When healthy food is accessible and affordable, eating healthy is easier.
Friday: Community health is active transportation.
Investments in walkable neighborhoods, sidewalks, medians and other traffic calming measures lead to safer and healthier communities.
WHO: Bernalillo County's Office of Health and Social Services; doctors; community members
WHAT: International District Community Health Walk to celebrate National Public Health Week
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m.
WHERE: The walk begins at the Southeast Heights Clinic, 8200 Central Ave. S.E., and continues through the International District to Phil Chacon Park, 7600 Southern Ave. S.E.
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