The week of April 2-8 is National Public Health Week and the theme this year is "A Healthier America Begins TODAY!"

Houston County Public Health would like to invite the public to join it in its celebration of Public Health Week by stopping by its Houston County Public Health office at 611 Vista Dr., Suite 1 (next to Subway) in Caledonia on Wednesday, April 4 between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

"You can receive a valuable health, nutrition and exercise resource book ($20 value), which also includes fabulous recipes (while supplies last). You can get your BMI (body mass index) tested and receive related information on what your BMI means for you," Public Health Director Deb Rock said.

Public health has provided the foundation for the many significant improvements in both health and life expectancy by contributing to declines in illness and injury including heart disease and stroke, smoking, infectious disease and motor vehicle and workplace injuries.

Houston County Public Health not only works to ensure the health of area children, but also the adult citizens of this county.

Public health is a very important part of the community. "We serve in your homes, in your schools, and at your business," Rock explained.

"National Public Health Week provides us with an opportunity to recognize the contributions of public health to the nation's well being as well as help focus public attention on major health issues in our communities.

"We hope to see you on April 4 and don't forget to pick up your FREE book while supplies last. Learn more and start getting healthier today!"