PHS Officers Support NIH Hike
NIH’s June 2 Take a Hike Day marked success of another collaborative effort: the White House initiative promoting a healthier federal workforce and the U.S surgeon general’s call to action in support of walking and walkable communities.
Among those attending the hike was Radm. Susan Orsega, chief nurse officer, Public Health Service, and NIAID staffer. In addition, Commissioned Corps officers sponsored one of the water stations along the event’s path.
“As Commissioned Corps officers, we are proud to support such a worthy effort—not only because it is in line with our mission to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of the nation, but also because it is part of the National Prevention Strategy put forth by the Office of the Surgeon General,” said one participant.