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Every year on April 7, World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls global attention to an urgent health issue impacting our communities. WHO is the United Nations agency responsible for “connecting nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”
According to the organization, more than 13 million people die every year due to avoidable environmental causes, such as polluted water, inadequate sanitation, contaminated food supply, and toxic inhalation. The organization views the climate crisis as the single biggest health threat facing humanity. It is apt that this the theme of this year’s World Health Day, “Our Planet, Our Health,” will focus on “urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.”
We believe that the recognition of World Health Day not only serves as a reminder of the importance of clean air, safe water, sanitation, healthy food, and well-being, but also serves as a catalyst for the individual changes we can all make to improve Our Planet, Our Health.
Within our own corporate community, Health Catalyst has committed to practicing the following ideals in support of Our Planet, Our Health.
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