Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate America — (applause) — our freedom, our liberty, our independence.

The Fourth of July is a sacred day in our country — a day of history, of hope, remembrance and resolve, of promise and possibilities.

Read more on the White House’s Fourth of July briefing:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/07/05/remarks-by-president-biden-celebrating-independence-day-and-independence-from-covid-19/

Father’s Day

Every year on Father’s Day, we honor the men who help shape our character through their love, guidance, and devotion.  Dads and father figures across the country sacrifice so much to support their families and to ensure that their children can lead fulfilling lives.

On Father’s Day, we pay tribute to the dads, stepdads, grandfathers, and father figures who lift us up on their shoulders so that we can reach our full potential.

Read the whitehouse proclamation on Father’s Day 2022
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/06/17/a-proclamation-on-fathers-day-2022/

Juneteenth

Honoring Juneteenth

Nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came to commemorate Juneteenth with celebrations across the country, building new lives and a new tradition that we honor today.

Read the Whitehouse proclamation on Juneteenth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/06/18/a-proclamation-on-juneteenth-day-of-observance-2021/

National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities.

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/index.htm

Transforming public health data into maps and actionable information

Understanding the impacts of “place” leads to better health and strengthens public health preparedness

As technologies evolve and mobile devices proliferate the market, public and private entities across the world have access to an extraordinary amount of fast-evolving and improving information. The amount and type of data can be overwhelming to collect, analyze, and deliver. Equally, challenging is the ability to aggregate, organize, synthesize that data into actionable information and deliver it in real or near-real time to multiple sources, humans, machines, or other devices.

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