National Public Health Week
The first week of April is National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association to recognize the contributions of public health and to shine a spotlight on issues important to our nation’s health. This year’s theme is “Public Health: Start Here.” Visit the website (www.nphw.org) today to get involved; helpful Toolkit (http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/toolkit) and a list of Books & Resources (http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/media-resources) to assist in raising awareness about public health and prevention.
There’s still time to become a partner and make sure your organization receives the latest messages and materials from the APHA; add your organization or community’s NPHW events to the official calendar (http://www.nphw.org/events/calendar) so they can be better publicized and everyone can celebrate your successes; take action by sending messages to members of Congress on a variety of current public health issues via the APHA website, (http://action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/Advocacy), and attend an APHA event such as the NPHW Twitter Chat on Wednesday, 4/9.
Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of the overall theme. The themes are linked here http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes with information and resources to help in addressing each one within your community.
- Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home. Let us show you around.
- Tuesday, April 8: Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. We’re here to help you weather the unexpected.
- Wednesday, April 9: Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
- Thursday, April 10: Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. We can guide you through the choices.
- Friday, April 11: Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe. We have a world of public health to show you.