April 2-8, 2018 is National Public Health Week

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – April 2-8, 2018 is National Public Health Week.

In an effort to create the healthiest nation, medical professionals are spreading awareness of public health.

Where we live work, and play impact our health conditions.

Georgia Department of Public Health offers people tools to better their health and invest in a longer life.

Michael Hokanson is the Public Information Officer/Risk Communicator for North Central Health District. He says, “We want people to know that public health is more than just birth control and vaccines. We offer a wide variety of services for the community. For an example, environmental health does restaurant inspections. Emergency preparedness works with our local EMAs as well as the Red Cross in sheltering situations. We’re there to protect the entire community at all times.”

To learn more about what resources are available at North Central Health District, click here.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!