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April 2, 2012

Prevention Monday

Nearly 1 million Americans die every year from preventable diseases. Even small changes and community initiatives can make a big difference in living healthier lives. This year's National Public Health Week, "A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!,” which runs from April 2 through April 8, will offer Americans strategies to adopt healthy behaviors in five key areas. Below is a selection of the many tips provided by the American Public Health Association to help everyone get involved in positive preventative practices.


Active Living and Healthy Eating

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Communicable Diseases

Reproductive and Sexual Health

Mental and Emotional Well-being

For more information about National Public Health Week, please visit

Every Monday, the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project, part of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, offers tips for preventing disease and injury, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Check back each week for new tips or visit our archive.