Celebrating National Health Education Week

Quality healthcare means more than visiting the doctor once a year for checkups. For patients to truly thrive, health education is fundamental, because it allows patients to better understand their individual healthcare needs and recognize any future risks that may exist for them. Here at Riverside Community Hospital, we strive to provide every patient with information and resources to manage their health in the clinical setting and at home. We also look forward to National Health Education Week, which provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of patient education and public health awareness to promote a healthier community right here in Riverside.

What is National Health Education Week?
National Health Education Week (NHEW) is an annual event that has taken place since 1995 thanks to the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). It is focused on increasing awareness of national public health issues and the role of patient education in healthcare. This year, some of the issues highlighted will include gun violence, health equity and access, and the increasing role of technology in health education.

How can you celebrate?
Many of the activities and discussions for NHEW will take place on social media, so it’s easy to get involved. Search the hashtag #MyImpact to read stories and facts from health education professionals and follow @SOPHEtweets to be part of the discussion.

You can also celebrate by improving your health education with classes and events held at your community hospital. With a greater understanding of the issues affecting your health and the health of your community, you can become empowered to take a more active role in your healthcare and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Riverside Community Hospital goes great lengths to help our patients remain informed as we provide exceptional care in our ER, Cancer Center, and Heart Care Institute. To connect with us, visit our website or call (951) 788-3463 to speak with a member of our nursing staff at any time.

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