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Walking To Celebrate Public Health Week

Sonora, CA – Although the nation’s health is lacking, according to the American Public Health Association (APHA), the public can still make strides.

With statistics from APHA that find the U.S. not only spends more on healthcare than comparable countries, but live shorter lives due to health issues related to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and infant mortality— there is a way to change that bleak outlook one healthy step at a time.  Tuolumne County Health officials say this is the motive behind National Public Health Week, which runs from April 4-10 this year.

Area residents are encouraged to hit the Dragoon Gulch trail with health department staff for a walk-hike on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting spot will be at the trailhead in the parking lot of Woods Creek Park .  There will be information on various public health education programs with a health goodie bag for the first 20 participants.