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National Public Health Week Is April 6 – 12, 2015

Join the effort to make America a Healthy Nation.  This is National Public Health Week.  Each individual can have a direct impact on our health care system; learn how by visiting the National Health Week web site linked below and getting the Toolkit.  Know that good health is an important aspect of personal wealth.  Learn how you can maintain good health and help your loved ones to be healthy.

April is also National Organ Donation Month.  A single complete donor can save the lives of 8 people and enhance the quality of life for dozens more.  Nationally, there are more than123K people waiting for organ transplants; in CT, as of March 27, 2015, there were 1,128 people waiting for a kidney transplant, and another 20 who are waiting for a combined kidney and pancreas transplant. A transplant greatly enhances the quality of life (by removing people from dialysis) and reducing the cost of health care in the long term.

There was also a Historic eight-person kidney transplant at Yale this year.  Read about that here: http://goo.gl/Lo86lj

Learn much more at Organ Donation and Transplantation in CT at:  https://tr.im/cjWDL

 Join Donate Life Connecticut at the State Capitol for the

Annual Kick-Off to National Donate Life Month

On Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:00am!

Please RSVP to us so they may plan for your attendance (continental breakfast served)

At DonateLifeCT@gmail.com  or 203.387.1549

Get Extensive Information and Toolkit for National Public Health Week 2015

Everything you need for a successful year!  You can:

Help Promote National Public Health Week in your community or organization

Right now, the U.S. spends MORE and gets LESS when it comes to health care and public health outcomes. This is the defining challenge of our generation – a challenge that we, the public health community, are uniquely positioned to help overcome.

That’s why, during National Public Health Week 2015, the public health community is rallying around a goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030.

In April, we’ll create a new groundswell of support for the changes that must be made within our health system to realize this goal.

Get started here by accessing all the tools and tips you'll need for having a successful National Public Health Week 2015!

http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/toolkit

Yale Professor Elizabeth Bradley will speak April 29 on: How We Change Health Care

Each individual can have a direct impact on our health care system

Invest 2 mins in learning more.  Prof Bradley will speak at Quinnipiac University

April 29.  Learn more about that here: https://youtu.be/ifxtomcEfmI  See short video

Visit OneWorld Progressive Institute at: https://tr.im/pnxQx to see how we contribute to public health education every day.  We produce and distribute timely health information via television

Visit our YouTube channel to see many health-related videos: http://goo.gl/Tw7PWr

Please “like” OneWorld on Face Book at: http://goo.gl/V9bvoh   We are all about community.  We ask for your support in helping us to continue our work.  we started in June 1996.

Watch our informative television programs on Comcast (Chan. 26) Mondays at 8pm in Hamden, New Haven and West; on Frontier Channel 99 daily throughout CT.  OneWorld programs are also on Comcast Channels 10, 15, 18 at various times; on Charter Communications Channel 21, Mondays at 7pm and Fridays at 4pm.  One hour DVD programs are available through our web site. Visitors can go to our YouTube channel at http://goo.gl/Tw7PWr  to decide which programs they are interested in ordering. Then place the order through email to us at: oneworldpi@oneworldpi.org or by using PayPal (found on site). We welcome feedback from our viewers and visitors.     

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