Stop by the Kaua‘i District Health Office this Friday

Kaua’i District Health Office (KDHO) is hosting an open house on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in celebration of National Public Health Week. The event will take place at Umi Street near the elections building and Central Pacific Bank building, providing an opportunity for the public to engage with Hawai’i State Department of Health staff. This event allows community members to learn about programs and actions they can take to address public health challenges.

Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua’i District Health Officer, expressed excitement for the event, stating that National Public Health Week encourages exploration of the various programs and services offered by the Department of Health. The aim is to enhance the well-being of the community through collaboration with community members and partners. This event serves as a way to show gratitude to the community for their ongoing support in creating a healthier and thriving Kaua’i.

Attendees at the open house will have the opportunity to learn about public health career paths and educational opportunities. Invitees include high schools, senior citizen clubs, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, the Kaua’i County Council, the governor’s liaison, and Kaua’i’s legislative team.

Various Department of Health professionals such as vector control experts, community health workers, public health nurses, and mental health professionals will be available to provide information on topics such as disease prevention, healthy living habits and how individuals can contribute towards improving their own health as well as that of their community.

National Public Health Week observed during the first week of April is a time for communities across the U.S to come together and recognize the importance of public health. This year’s theme “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” emphasizes that everyone has a role in protecting our communities from preventable diseases while also promoting healthy behaviors that contribute to our overall well-being.

The open house aims at bringing together people from all walks of life who are passionate about improving public health outcomes on Kauai Island by sharing knowledge and resources with one another in order to create a more vibrant and healthy community for all its residents.

It’s an invitation for anyone interested in learning more about public health or those looking for career opportunities within this field

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