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Nominate Hometown Health Heroes for Public Health Week

Every April we celebrate National Public Health Week in Michigan to help protect and improve our state's health. Each year a different focus area highlights efforts taking place in Michigan. This year's focus is "A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement."

Together, we can encourage more Michigan residents and communities to take preventive measures and improve lives. If we take small actions, our communities, homes and families will see the large benefits of preventive care and expand the movement. Lifelong health begins not when a health problem arises, but rather, through prevention. T

he Michigan Public Health Week celebration takes place at the Capital on April 25!

At this event the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership will present the annual Hometown Health Hero awards. These awards recognize individuals and/or organizations that go above and beyond their job responsibilities to make their community healthier, whether it is a school, city, town, neighborhood or block.

If you know a person or group who deserves recognition as a Hometown Health Hero for their efforts to prevent diseases in their community and to promote healthy behaviors, we want to hear from you!

Click here to access the nomination form. Or you can contact Jim Koval, coordinator of the Michigan Public Health Week partnership, at the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) at or 335-8150.

Hometown Health Hero nominations are due to Jim Koval by Thursday, March 8.

The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership is composed of the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Association of Counties, The Michigan Association for local Public Health, the Michigan Public Health Association, the Michigan Public Health Institute, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Wayne State University.