National Public Health Week: Public Health is ROI

The first week of April is National Public Health Week. This year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money." All of us here at CDC Foundation couldn’t agree more. We know that the work we do to advance public health, with the help of our partners, has a significant return on investment. We build innovative partnerships to support CDC’s 24/7 life-saving work to keep Americans safe and healthy. To this end, we believe that a well-resourced CDC is essential to fight disease outbreaks as well as the growing burden of chronic diseases and healthcare costs in America.

Learn how investments with CDC and our partners is making a difference in public health. Below are some current programs as well as projects from recent years that support the themes each day for National Public Health Week:

CDC Foundation's Public Health ROI

Healthy Community

Monday, April 1: Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family

Do 1 Thing in 2013

Take a closer look at "Do 1 Thing," a web-based preparedness program tackling one topic every month.



Healthy schoolsTuesday, April 2: Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School

Playtime is Serious Business

Learn more about how we are working to create healthy schools.



Healthy WorkplaceWednesday, April 3: Creating a Healthy Workplace

CDC and a Healthy Economy: 5 Questions
for Dr. Ron Goetzel

Hear why it is important for U.S. businesses to make employee health a priority.


Injury Prevention

Thursday, April 4: Protecting You While You’re on the Move

CDC Celebrates 20 Years of Leadership
in Injury Prevention

Read how CDC Foundation has raised more than $15 million for injury prevention.


Healthy CommunityFriday, April 5: Empowering a Healthy Community

Advancing a City's Resilience,
One Neighborhood at a Time

See how a community in San Francisco is embodying FEMA’s Whole Community approach to emergency management.



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Mila Rossi is a communications officer for the CDC Foundation.