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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015 toolkit
  • Published Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 472.31 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.) ; National Center for Environmental Health, (U.S.) ; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)
  • Description:
    • Cover letter from CDC’s: National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, National Center for Environmental Health, and, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

    • Suggestions for outreach to community partners and the public

    • List of links for CDC Healthy Swimming information and resources

    • Sample press release for local customization

    • Sample op-ed for local customization

    • Sample proclamation for local customization

    Make a healthy splash: share the fun, not the germs.

    The week before Memorial Day, May 18–24, 2015, marks the eleventh annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week (formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week). As outdoor pools and beaches around the country open and Americans get ready for a summer full of swimming, this is an ideal time to maximize the health benefits of recreational water activities by promoting healthy and safe swimming in your community. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is also a great time to reach out to public pool operators, beach managers, the media, residential pool owners, and the general public to initiate action.

    This year’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Week theme is “Make a Healthy Splash: Share the Fun, Not the Germs.” It focuses on a few easy and effective steps each of us can take to maximize the health benefits that we, our families, and our friends get from swimming.

    To encourage and support your Healthy and Safe Swimming Week efforts, we have provided a health promotion tool kit, which includes community outreach suggestions; a web-based resource list; and a sample press release, op-ed piece, and proclamation. We hope you will find these resources useful as you engage your community in Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Please forward this message and its attachments to your health communications, environmental health, and epidemiology colleagues so that they can collaborate with you in this important public health initiative.

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