National Public Health Week promotes injury prevention, save money on medical | Events
Seniors: receive a free screening and valuable information on how to prevent falls from the Prime Time Wellness Fair at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Health's Injury Prevention program will participate in the fair as part of a motive to promote National Public Health Week. Their motto? "Safety is No Accident: Live Injury-Free."
Nationally, injury as a cause of death surpasses any other causes combined, including hearth disease, stroke and cancer. It is also the most expensive medical issue in the country, adding up to over $400 billion in costs to cover medical care and lost productivity.
"It's important for individuals to know how to protect against injuries, and to work together at all levels of government and community to make our communities safer places to live, work and play," said Health Director Loretta Fuddy.
Help take part in Public Health Week by reading injury prevention tips on the DOH website at www.hawaii.gov/health.