The aim of public health is to improve population health and eliminate health disparities through addressing the social, educational, economic and environmental determinants of health. BUT, this mission isn’t just for public health-ers…it’s for any concerned citizen interested in making the world a better place for all.
1. Keep informed about the 67th session of the U.N. General Assembly (beginning on September 18th), particularly as the discussions relate to the eight Millenium Development Goals:
- Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieving universal primary education
- Promoting gender equality and empowering women
- Reducing child mortality rates
- Improving maternal health,
- Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
- Ensuring environmental sustainability
- Developing a global partnership for development
How to get involved: Become a member of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and attend/organize educational events, Model UN programs and meetings with elected leaders.
2) Celebrate Food Day on October 24th, a nationwide movement towards healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Its goals are to:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable and organic farms
- Reduce hunger
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
Tweet me @JMCelio – would love to hear how YOU are making a difference in your community and feature your contributions in a future blog post!