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Published on April 03, 2024
Bloomington Public Health Highlights Unsung Heroes During National Public Health WeekSource: CITY OF BLOOMINGTON

The folks who work to keep our communities healthy deserve a bit of appreciation this week—after all, it's National Public Health Week. Bloomington Public Health is seizing the chance to spotlight its workers and remind locals just how much they rely on these unsung heroes. This year's theme is a mouthful, though it gets straight to the point: “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.”

In the heart of Minnesota, the team at BPH stretches their services across three cities—Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield—directly impacting nearly 180,000 locals. Even while struggling with tight budgets and an ever-growing workload, these dedicated professionals manage to make meaningful connections within the community.

So if you're a resident in these areas consider taking a minute out of your day to give your local public health worker a pat on the back. They're not just faces in a crowd; they may very well be the person you pass by daily, or even share your home with, working tirelessly to keep your community safe and sound.

"Please take a moment this April to thank a local public health worker—who are your neighbors, family members, friends and coworkers—for all that they do to protect and connect our community and how they strive for us to thrive," suggests recent news from Bloomington Public Health. For anyone looking to dig a little deeper into what BPH does or get involved, there's a number on hand (952-563-8900) and a website to hop onto at blm.mn/PH for more details.

Remember, this is Public Health Week, and in this round-the-clock battle to keep us hale and hearty, a simple 'thank you' goes a long way. It's not just about kind words, though; tangible support matters. It's a chance to stand in solidarity with those who've been at the frontlines, long before the pandemic made public health a household topic—protecting our communities, one day at a time.