In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it’s more important than ever to celebrate public health.
During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.
- Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being
- Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan
- Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health
- Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet
- Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools
- Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing
- Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life
How can you get involved?
- Read APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin’s Welcome Letter
- Attend a Virtual Event
- Host a Virutal Event
- Help Promote National Public Health Week
- Review the Daily Themes
- Join the Steps Challenge
- Download a sample NPHW proclamation (Word file)
- Take the Pledge to Create a Healthier America
- Attend the NPHW Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 PM ET
Has your NPHW event been cancelled due to COVID-19? We have some ideas for celebrating while respecting the need for physical distancing.
APHA is hosting NPHW events entirely online this year, to protect our partners and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what APHA is doing, and what you can do to prepare without panic.
Our NPHW fact sheets are available year-roundon the NPHW website so we can keep the momentum and learning going. Learn more about this year’s daily themes and how you can be part of the movement for science, action and health, year-round.
Find additional info at: http://www.nphw.org/