Public Health Week Proclaimed April 2-8

Looking on as Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross proclaims Public Health Week are staff members of the Fentress County Public Health Department. Standing left to right: Elaina Harris, Outreach and Enrollment Worker; Lana Reeder, Nurse Practitioner; Kendra Stephens, Office Assistant; Linda Barnes, Counseling Assistant; Summer Matthews, Health Educator; Elizabeth Pendergrass, Office Supervisor; and Sherry Crabtree, LPN.

Fentress County Executive  J. Michael Cross was joined by staff members of the Fentress County Health Department on Monday to proclaim the week of April 2 through April 8 as Public Health Week in Fentress County.

That proclamation reads:

COUNTY OF FENTRESS

P R O C L A M A T I O N

Office of Fentress County Executive

WHEREAS, promoting health and quality of life of all Tennesseans through prevention is a major goal of public health; and

WHEREAS, public health services benefit Tennessee’s entire population and are essential ingredients in a strong, successful health care system; and

WHEREAS, public health activities protect our citizens from infectious diseases, environmental hazards, chronic diseases, unintentional injuries, violance; and

WHEREAS, public health professionals and others who promote public health play important roles in providing for the health and welfare of our state and county; and

WHEREAS, there can be no successful health reform without the support of a strong public health infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, the statewide celebration of Public Health Week 2018 “Healthiest Nation 2030 Changing Our Future Together” will increase awareness and understanding of the relationship between prevention and health outcomes in our communities, and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael Cross, Fentress County Executive, do hereby proclaim April 2-8, 2018, as

PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK

In Fentress County,and urge all state and local public health agencies to join with private organizations and educational institutions to celebrate with activities to promote health and acknowledge the many benefits of public health to our citizens.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal to be affixed at Jamestown, Tennessee on this 26th day of March 2018.

         J. MICHAEL CROSS

         Fentress County Executive