Since 1995 the first full week of April has been deemed National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW is fast approaching and is a time for communities everywhere to come together to highlight the issues that are important to improving the public’s health and helping people to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
National Public Health Week 2020 runs from April 6 through April 12. Each day is associated with a theme that focuses on a particular public health topic. The daily themes for NPHW 2020 are as follows:
Monday – Mental Health – Today’s theme focuses on emotional well-being.
Tuesday – Maternal and Child Health – Tuesday’s theme is about ensuring the health of mothers and babies throughout their lifespan.
Wednesday – Violence Prevention – This theme centers on reducing personal and community violence to improve health.
Thursday – Environmental Health – Today we focus on protecting and maintaining a healthy planet.
Friday – Education – Friday’s theme advocates for quality education and schools.
Saturday – Healthy Housing – Today’s focus is about ensuring access to affordable and safe housing.
Sunday – Economics – Sunday advocates for economic empowerment as a key to a healthy life.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, public health is at the forefront of our minds on a global scale. It applies to the weekly themes of each day in a number of ways. The pandemic is causing heightened levels of stress, especially when it comes to isolation and quarantine which can lead to a big mental health burden.
While pregnant women have not been identified to be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, women and children are still considered to be an at-risk population. Safe and affordable housing is more important than ever as we are spending much more time than usual in our homes.
Improving Public Health Through Research
Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. Clinical research studies are the only way that we gain new medications and therapies. By participating in a clinical trial, you can play an active role in educating yourself about your health. This can result in an improvement in the quality of your life. Research volunteers gain a sense of gratification from their contributions to society, and hope that the future will be brighter due to a wider range of options in medicine. When study volunteers participate in research, society benefits, bringing new hope for patients afflicted with different conditions/diseases.
Evolution Research Group is seeking participants for many upcoming studies in cities such as Miami, Rogers, and Dayton. To see if any of these studies may be an option for you, click below.
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