CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Public Health will be hosting a community reception in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Linn County Public Health and National Public Health Week 2017 on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the IBEW Hall – Local 405 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. The keynote speaker is Patrick Lenihan, Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and former president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Following the keynote will be a panel discussion on the emerging public health issue of opioid abuse. Additionally, community partner awards will be presented to several local residents for their role in supporting the mission of public health. To learn more about the event, visit http://www.linncounty.org/858/Board-of-Health-Reception. RSVPs are required by Friday, March 31, 2017. To RSVP, please call 319.892.6000 or email [email protected]. Space is limited.
About National Public Health Week 2017
National Public Health Week is held every year during the first full week of April as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. National Public Health Week is an initiative of the American Public Health Association. More information about National Public Health Week is available at http://www.nphw.org/
About Linn County Public Health:
Linn County Public Health serves nearly 220,000 residents of Linn County to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness. More information about Linn County Public Health is available online at http://www.linncounty.org/health or by calling 319-892-6000. Follow Linn County Public Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCPublicHealth and on Twitter @LCPublicHealth.