Thursday, April 01, 2010
(Liberty) – Legislature Chairman Jonathan F. Rouis has proclaimed April 5th through April 9th as Public Health Week in Sullivan County, as part of National Public Health Week. The theme this year is “A Healthier America, One Community at a Time”.
Sullivan County Public Health Services is sponsoring the following activities in honor of this week:
“In step with our “Eat Healthy. Move More” campaign, we are trading our Department’s soda machine for a machine which offers 100% fruit juice and water. We encourage businesses to help their employees to make healthier choices by doing the same,” said Carol S. Ryan, Director of Public Health Services.
“Each day during Public Health Week, from Monday April 5 through Friday April 9, from 9 AM to 1 PM, community members are invited to stop in at the Sullivan County Public Health Services Liberty office on 50 Community Lane, no appointment necessary, and meet with a Public Health Nurse,” said Rouis. “The Nurse can check their pulse and blood pressure and answer questions about how to stay safe and healthy. Questions about immunizations, exercise, medications, diet, and safety during emergencies, stopping smoking or other health issues are encouraged,” added Ryan.
In addition to the WIC services at Public Health Services Monticello satellite site Monday and Tuesday and at the Liberty office Wednesday through Friday, the regular evening immunization clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 7 from 5 PM to 7 PM during this week.
“The public, as always, should feel free to call Public Health Services at 845-292-5910 with any of their questions and to let them know what Public Health Services can do for them,” concluded Rouis.