Commissioner Bev Bales and Supervisor Carol Meissner Honored at Annual Community Health Conference

It was a proud moment for Horizon Public Health on the evening of Wednesday, October 7 when Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health Ed Ehlinger presented awards to two Horizon Public Health recipients.

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What is Public Health?

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick orinjured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.

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Best Kept Secret

Many have said that the work of Public Health in the community is the “best kept secret” intown. So while we go about our daily work, often in ways you might not see, Horizon Public Health would like to uncover for you a little about where you might meet up with us in the community.

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