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From the GMR: National Public Health Week April 2-8, 2012

Hello, GMR Members,

Next week is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! There is a live Twitter chat at 1 pm to get the week started off right. Click here for more information about it: http://www.nphw.org/.

Go to the website to find out how to become a partner and spread the word, and to submit your own event so others know what you are doing to promote public health. See the Events page: http://www.nphw.org/events for more information.

With nearly 1 million Americans dying every year from diseases that could be prevented, even small preventive changes and community initiatives can make a big difference in living healthier lives. Here are just a few ideas.

*Active Living and Healthy Eating: Promote healthy choices in your communities, such as bike lanes and farmer's markets. Learn more
*Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: Identify alcohol and drug use disorders early to reduce high-risk alcohol and drug consumption. Learn more
*Communicable Diseases: Encourage proper hand-washing and food preparation habits. Learn more
*Reproductive and Sexual Health: Practice safe sex, encourage responsible contraception behavior and promote access to preventive health services. Learn more
*Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Refer people with signs of depression and suicidal thinking to appropriate resources and help centers. Learn more

Post to our Facebook page and let us know what you are doing in your community: https://www.facebook.com/nnlmgmr, or tweet to us to let us know! Our twitter name is @nnlmgmr.

Thanks and have a healthy week!

Max

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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)
Skype: maxlibris

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