Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
March 29, 2019
For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201
Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Health Director Bond to Celebrate National Public Health Week
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond invite community leaders and residents to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW) with a kickoff event on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Margaret E. Morton Government, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. NPHW is observed across the nation every year in the first week of April. The American Public Health Association (APHA) organizes NPHW in order to address the public health issues impacting communities locally and bring awareness to solutions that are vital to improving one’s overall health.
Health Director Maritza Bond said, “National Public Health Week is a great opportunity to highlight the health issues impacting our residents and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to live healthier lives. Our goal is to connect residents to resources they need to create healthier practices in their homes and transform the trajectory of future generations.”
Bridgeport’s NPHW themes will differ each day:
• Monday- Healthy Communities
• Tuesday-Violence Prevention
• Wednesday-Urban Health
• Thursday-Technology and Public Health
• Friday-Climate Change
• Saturday and Sunday-Global Health
A complete list of events and descriptions can be found below. For more information on the health department’s services and programs, visit www.bridgeportct.gov/health or call 203-576-7680.