National public health week is April 2nd thru the 6th. Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) would like to take time to celebrate public health and to raise community awareness of services the health department provides to make Johnson County a healthier place to live, work, eat, and play. These services include WIC, a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. Public health services at JCCHS also include Environmental Public Health which provides for the training and safety of our communities food, lodging, and waste water. Additionally public health services at JCCHS provide for immunizations, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, communicable disease monitoring, and more.
JCCHS is encouraging all to join us as we strive to help create the healthiest nation in one generation. Celebrating and promoting the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.
In support of these efforts JCCHS offers free blood pressure screenings which are available during walk-in clinic hours. Additionally we are encouraging our communities take an active part in their wellness by making healthy nutrition choices, exercising more, and having open communication with your physician or health provider.