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File #: 0056X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/1/2021 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To recognize Columbus Public Health and to celebrate April 5-11, 2021 as the 26th Anniversary of National Public Health Week - building bridges to better health.
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Shannon G. Hardin, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson
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To recognize Columbus Public Health and to celebrate April 5-11, 2021 as the 26th Anniversary of National Public Health Week - building bridges to better health.

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WHEREAS, public health is the foundation for our community's health, safety and well-being as it touches everyone regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, geographic location or socioeconomic status; moreover, it is paramount to building a bridge for a healthier community; and

WHEREAS, we are In the midst of one of the most challenging public health crises of our lifetimes, therefore it is important to celebrate our public health officials and to show our appreciation and thanks for the work they continue to do to keep our communities safe; and

WHEREAS, April 5-11, 2021 has been declared as National Public Health Week - this year the National Public Health Week Theme: “Building Bridges to Better Health,” Campaign will be comprised of daily themes to encourage our community to focus on various public health topics, identify ways we can make a difference - working to assure that everyone can do their part - the themes will be: Monday: Rebuilding, Tuesday: Advancing Racial Equity, Wednesday: Strengthening Community, Thursday: Galvanizing Climate Justice, Friday: Constructing COVID-19 Resilience, Saturday: Uplifting Mental Health and Wellness, and Sunday: Elevating the Essential and Health Workforce; and

WHEREAS, the members of Columbus City Council acknowledge the dedication and diligence of Columbus Public Health’s staff in protecting, promoting and assuring the health and safety of our community - the public health professionals at CPH have been on the front lines - tracking the coronavirus, limiting the spread of the disease; and working to educate and protect the public from emerging public health threats - providing invaluable contributions to the health and safety of our community; and

WHEREAS, this Council calls upon the residents of the City of Columbus to ob...

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