Every year, during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association observes National Public Health Week throughout our country. This year, National Public Health Week is April 4-10. For over 20 years, the American Public Health Association has promoted National Public Health Week and each year a campaign paired with many events are hosted across the United States in the hopes of bettering our country’s health by 2030.
This year’s NPHW kicks off with an array of different topics, including:
- Monday: NPHW Forum
- Tuesday: Public Health’s Legal Authority and Safe Drinking Water
- Wednesday: NPHW Twitter Chat
- Friday: Healthiest Nation Town Hall with U.S. Surgeon General and Students
All of these events are aimed at educating and eventually leading to a better understanding of what it looks like to be a healthy nation.
There are several ways that you can get involved in National Public Health Week by doing the following:
- Sign the pledge to create the healthiest nation at apha.org/2030
- Become a NPHW partner by signing up at nph.org
- Download this year’s materials and themes throughout the week at nph.org
- Attend and promote APHA events.
The American Public Health Association prides itself in promoting good health of all people and communities throughout the United States. In addition to this, the American Public Health Association also strengthens the profession of public health and also influences public policy to improve global health.
For more information on National Public Health Week or the American Public Health Association, visit http://www.nphw.org/