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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: April 4, 2013


Good Health Is More than Visiting the Doctor

WHO: U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper
Karyl Rattay, MD, Delaware Division of Public Health
Rosa Rivera, Executive Director, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
WHAT: National Public Health Week press conference: "Good Health is more than Visiting the Doctor." See attached flyer on special healthy choices program for young women.
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center's Community Room, 601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801

This press conference is being held to commemorate National Public Health Week (April 1-7). The observance encourages Delawareans to adopt lifestyle behaviors that promote holistic health - healthy eating; physical activity; and home, school and workplace health.

Highlights include celebrating the Promoting Healthy Activities Together program, "P.H.A.T," which targets young females from third to seventh grade, and is funded by the Affordable Care Act. **P.H.A.T. flier attached.**

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.