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NEWS | April 6, 2015

628th MDG Public Health Flight to host National Public Health Week

By 628th Medical Group

The 628th Medical Group Public Health flight is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 6 through April 10, 2015.  In 1995, President Bill Clinton declared the first full week in April to be National Public Health Week.  The theme changes from year-to-year but the overall purpose remains the same: Public Health and Prevention.  This year's focus is on making America the healthiest nation by 2030. 

The Joint Base Charleston PH office works toward this goal on a daily basis by conducting vector borne disease surveillance, performing food safety and sanitation inspections, educating Airmen on workplace hazards, performing epidemiological investigations and ensuring Airmen are combat ready.

In honor of National Public Health Week, the PH Flight will be hosting the following base events:

Food Safety Jeopardy at the Base Commissary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come test your knowledge on food safety and sanitation for a chance to win a Commissary gift card. The Health and Wellness Center registered dietician will also be on site to answer any nutrition related questions.

Proper Hand washing Education at the BX from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Base personnel will have an opportunity to see how effective their hand washing procedures are and will be educated on proper techniques.

Hearing Conservation Education at the Fitness Center from 2 to 4 p.m.  Base personnel will have an opportunity to learn how loud music can be hazardous to their hearing.

For more information about National Public Health Week, contact the Joint Base Charleston Public Health Flight at (843) 963-6957.