PEABODY — In case you missed it, this is National Public Health Week. To celebrate, 15 local boards of health are coming together to sponsor several events.
There will be a free panel discussion with leading health officials tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wiggin Auditorium inside Peabody City Hall. The name of the talk is, "The Past, Present and Future of Public Health — It's Still All About Prevention."
Speaking on the panel are: Dr. Alfred DeMaria Jr., medical director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Dr. Leslie Sebba, medical director of Northeast Physician Hospital Organization; and several officials from local boards of health.
Since 1995, communities around the country have celebrated National Public Health Week each April to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation's health.
In addition to tomorrow's talk, there are several free events coming up:
What: Free Community CPR training
When: April 5, 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: City Hall Annex, 120 Washington St.
Contact: Salem Board of Health, 978-741-1800
What: Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
When: April 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Marblehead Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey St. (lobby)
Contact: Tracy Giarla, public health nurse, 781-631-0212
What: Summer Sun Safety & Waffle Breakfast
When: April 13, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Senior & Social Center, 25 Stone St.
Contact: Danvers Health Department, 978 762-0208
What: Zero Waste Day
When: April 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Swampscott High School (parking lot), 200 Essex St.
What: Healthy Kids Day
When: April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sterling Center YMCA, 254 Essex St.
Contact: YMCA, 978-922-0990
What: National Drug Take Back Day for prescription and nonprescription medication disposal
When: April 28, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Peabody police station, 6 Allens Lane
Contact: Peabody Health Department, 978-538-5926