Countywide Health Fair Planned for National Public Health Week; Organizations Encouraged to Register Events
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Healthy Montgomery, is planning the second annual countywide health fair to recognize National Public Health Week (April 6-12). Rather than a traditional health fair in one location, organizers are asking neighborhood associations, health organizations, schools, businesses and other government agencies to host health-related events throughout the county. From health symposiums and screenings to a health display, no event is too large or small. Any group in Montgomery County can participate. If an event is already planned during the week of April 6-12, please register it so that it will count towards National Public Health Week. The goal is to host the “world’s largest health fair.”
Register events at NPHW Register Your Event. Groups that register by April 1 will be acknowledged by the County Council with a proclamation to recognize their participation in NPHW. The proclamation is scheduled for April 21.
Also planned during NPHW is the second annual Ulder J. Tillman Memorial Lecture, an event to recognize the contributions made by Dr. Tillman, the County’s former health officer and chief of Public Health Services from 2004 until her death in 2017. This year’s lecture will focus on Trauma Informed Care and Vulnerable Communities and is scheduled for Monday, April 6 at noon in Silver Spring. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be served. More information and registration at Ulder J. Tillman Lecture in Public Health.
For more information about National Public Health Week, visit www.nphw.org. For information about Montgomery County’s events, plus tools and ideas to get started, visit www.healthymontgomery.org or contact Brittany Foushee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-777-1704.