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Public Health


National Public Health Week

Kittitas County, WA - 04/05/2017 - The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) recognizes National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 3-9, 2017, as a time to highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Each year, NPHW focuses its efforts on a different theme, and this year’s focus is becoming the healthiest nation by 2030.

According to the American Public health Association (APHA), despite improvements in public health, Americans live shorter lives and suffer more health issues that people from other high-income countries.  APHA has created Generation Public Health, a movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.  To join or for more information, you can visit
Locally, Kittitas County has recognized National Public Health Week through a formal resolution signed on March 7, 2017, which states that the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners proclaim the week of April 3-9, 2017 as National Public Health Week, and urge all residents to recognize its significance, and its mission to “Get People Moving” in order to come a happier and healthier United States by 2030.
“Like the APHA, we believe that everyone should have the ability to pursue healthy lives in a healthy environment,” asserts Administrator Robin Read.  “We are fortunate to have the support of our County Commissioners along with community partners and agencies who work hard to help the health of our residents.”
KCPHD continues its mission to prevent the spread of disease, promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, as well as support public health systems.  For more information about National Public Health Week, visit  To learn more about public health efforts in your community, visit or stop by the health department Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm 509-962-7515.

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