The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016. Swimming and other water-related activities are great ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Staying healthy and safe while you swim and play in the water means knowing how to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and injuries.
We all share the water we swim in, and we each can play an essential role in helping to protect ourselves, our families, and our friends from RWIs and injuries. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website that covers Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water topics.
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Consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise are key factors to maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of chronic disease and promoting your overall health. Public Health Services is offering FREE classes that focus on improving nutrition and physical activity. You do not need to register and "drop-ins" are welcome at any of the classes.
Black babies die at more than three times the rate of other babies in all populations in the first year of life. They die because they are born too soon and too small. The mission of the Public Health Services Black Infant Health (BIH) program is to close the gap
in infant mortality by helping women in the program have a healthy pregnancy.
BIH empowers women to make healthy life choices for themselves and their
families. We build on the strengths of our clients, we honor our unique history
and traditions as people of African descent and we include information
important to African American women.
To enroll in the BIH
program women must be 18 years or older, pregnant less than 26 weeks, identify
as African American, and able to commit to attending the 10 Prenatal and 10
Postpartum Group Sessions. Starting July 8th, 2016, the program is offering a new series of 10 Free Prenatal Sessions. All classes are held
from 10:00 am-12:30pm, at Gleason Park Apartments, 605 E Church St. in Stockton.
Registration is required for these free classes. For more information and to
register call 1-800-698-2304 or 209-953-7074.
Public Health Services (PHS) works to protect the public's health and promote a healthy future for all residents. The just released Annual Report for 2015 provides a snapshot of the work and services provided this past year. It reviews selected data and program information, highlights some successes and challenges, and mentions a few of the main issues to address during 2016.