Prevention Is Theme of National Public Health Week

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Story Updated: Mar 29, 2013

Next week is National Public Health Week and Jefferson County Public Health is gearing up.

Supervising Public Health nurse Patti Esford says the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, but we don't always get a good return on that investment.
 
Out of every dollar spent on health care, 75 cents are spent on preventable chronic diseases, while only 3 cents are spent preventing those diseases.
 
National Public Health Week is April 1 through 7
 
For more information, visit the national website at www.nphw.org or the Jefferson County Public Health site at www.jcphs.org.
 
You can also visit the organization's Facebook page.

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