Monday, Monticello Mayor Zackery Tucker joined members of the Arkansas Department of Health's Drew County Health Unit and the Drew County HEALTH Coalition to celebrate April 4-8, Public Health Week.
During the week, the Drew County Health Unit located on Scogin Drive, will provide health eating information, tobacco prevention & quitting information, and other general health information.
“Public Health Week is a great time to commit to being more physically active and eating more fruits and vegetables. It is also a great time to stop using tobacco,” Karen Brown, Drew County Health Unit Administrator, said.
“If we all commit to moving more, eating better and being good health role models for our children, we can make a big impact on the overall health of Drew County residents, and make a healthier place for our children to grow,” Karen Brown added.
According to the 2015 County Health Rankings, Drew County ranks #35 healthiest out of 75 counties in Arkansas. The major factors contributing to this ranking include: tobacco use, obesity, physical activity, lack of access to healthy foods, lack of access to health care, low educational level, high child poverty and unemployment.
The following information will be featured at the Drew County Health Unit on Monday, April 4th starting at 9:30.
For more information about National Public Health Week 2016 in Arkansas, visit www.healthy.arkansas.gov.