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Public Health


“DNA Is Not Destiny” Film Screening at Central Washington University

Kittitas County, WA - 03/28/2016 - The Kittitas County Public Health Department, Central Washington University (CWU), Washington State Public Health Association, and the CWU Public Health Club are co-hosting a screening of “DNA Is Not Destiny.” The film will be shown on Thursday, April 7, from 6 pm to 8pm at the CWU SURC Theater in Ellensburg. The film screening is free and there will be free food available for those attending. An expert panelist discussion will follow the film.

“DNA Is Not Destiny” is one of a five-part documentary series that intends to ignite a national conversation that asks: what can be done better to ensure babies and children in the U.S. thrive?  “DNA Is Not Destiny” is about epigenetics, which suggest that early environments literally become part of us.  More information about The Raising of America series can be found at
The film is also in recognition of National Public Health Week (April 4-10, 2016).  National Public Health Week is a time to highlight public health issues and contributions of public health in improving our nation.
For more information about the event on April 7, please contact the Kittitas County Public Health Department at 509-962-7515.

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Contact: Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515