Local Health Spotlight

Is it Magic...or Public Health?

Is it Magic...or Public Health?

How do schools, restaurants, parks and neighborhoods stay safe and clean? Who monitors the air, water and soil for pollutants? Who assures health screenings, vaccinations and access to health resources in your community? Every day, local health officials work behind the scenes to prevent the spread of disease.

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  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protect the community against environmental hazards
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
Last Reviewed: 1/25/2018