Health & Safety

March 29, 2013

412th MDG Public Health Flight to host National Public Health Week

The 412th Medical Group Public Health (PH) Flight will be celebrating National Public Health Week starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s national theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” The acronym ROI is a common business term which stands for Return-On-Investment. America can ensure a healthier nation, build a stronger community and experience significant health care cost savings through time and effort invested into disease prevention. Therefore, the Public Health Flight will be hosting the following:

Monday – “Creating a Healthy Workplace”
Public Health will be providing education and training on heat stress prevention, work-rest cycles, importance of proper hydration, and proper wear of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to select flightline shops.

Tuesday – “Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School”
Children enrolled at the Child Development Center (CDC) on base will be educated by PH technicians on the proper techniques of hand washing to include demonstrations, games and prizes.

Wednesday – “Empowering a Healthy Community”
Public Health with the base Veterinary Clinic, Security Forces K-9 Unit, Adopt A-Pet Rescue (APET) and their rescued pets will be at the Community Park across from the CDC educating attendees on Rabies prevention.

Thursday – “Protecting You While You’re on the Move”
Anyone traveling through the West Gate on Thursday morning, will see PH technicians dressed up in costumes and holding up poster boards advertising the slogans “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE”, “DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE” and “BUCKLE-UP.”

Friday – Public Health Appreciation Day
This day will be used as a day to reflect on how this week’s education has enhanced disease prevention and maintained a healthier lifestyle. The Edwards AFB Public Health Flight looks forward to assisting the base in future disease prevention.

For more information about National Public Health Week, contact the Edwards Public Health Flight at (661) 277-2244.




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