National Public Health Week

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The American Public Health Association (@PublicHealth) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (@NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. This year’s theme, Public Health Is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. Here are activities for the 27th NPHW, happening this week April 4-10.

NPHW Daily Themes

APHA encourages everyone — public health professionals, students, elected leaders and the general public — to step in and do what they can to make our world a more equitable, safe, healthy and just place. Use the daily themes to get started.

  • Monday: Racism: A Public Health Crisis
  • Tuesday: Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future
  • Wednesday: Community: Collaboration and Resilience
  • Thursday: World Health Day: Health is a Human Right
  • Friday: Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap
  • Saturday: Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity
  • Sunday: Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health

Shifting Power and Building Resilience Through Community Collaboration: A Conversation on Improving Local Food and Health Systems

During this National Public Health Week Event learn how the power of community can help change systems for the better. Public health professionals, local organizers, advocates and engaged community members are invited to join a lively two-part session with members of the HCCC cohort on Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-5 p.m. (ET). These dynamic leaders will highlight community-led, collaborative solutions that contribute to systemic change, build resilience and shift power in communities. This event is free, but space is limited.