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Celebrating National Public Health Week, April 5-11

Celebrating National Public Health Week, April 5-11

Apr 06, 2021

Media Contact: Kelli Hawkins | khawkins@srhd.org | (509) 324.1539, c (509) 994.8968


Spokane, Wash. – This week, April 5-11, 2021, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) celebrates National Public Health Week, a week where local health jurisdictions across the country recognize the connections created within the community through public health. By working together, we can strengthen and support the very foundation of our health and our communities.

To celebrate National Public Health Week and to also bring attention to the programs and services available to the Spokane community, SRHD will share daily messages on their social media channels all week (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube).

The daily messages align with National Public Health Week themes:

  • Monday: Rebuilding
  • Tuesday: Advancing Racial Equity
  • Wednesday: Strengthening Community
  • Thursday: Galvanizing Climate Justice (Environmental Public Health)
  • Friday: Building COVID-19 Resilience
  • Saturday: Uplifting Mental Health and Wellness
  • Sunday: Elevating the Essential and Health Workforce.

The Washington State Department of Health will feature different local health jurisdictions throughout the week. On Tuesday, April 6, they will share a post on their Facebook page featuring the Pacific Islander Community Association’s vaccination clinic that took place on February 12 in collaboration with SRHD.

On Wednesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. SRHD’s weekly Facebook Live will feature Interim Public Health Officer, Dr. Francisco Velázquez speaking about National Public Health Week.

In addition, Spokane community partners are participating with blue lights and downtown Spokane lighting all week. The SRHD building will also be lit up in blue.

For more information on Public Health Week locally, visit SRHD’s blog.