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National Public Health Week 2018
April 2 - April 8
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) 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. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year’s theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.
This year’s overarching theme is “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together,” and each day of NPHW has a theme:
- Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health
- Tuesday, April 3: Communicable Diseases
- Wednesday, April 4: Environmental Health
- Thursday, April 5: Injury and Violence Prevention
- Friday, April 6: Ensuring the Right to Health
There’s lots of ways for you to get involved in NPHW, including watching a livestream of the NPHW Forum featuring U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, participating in the 2018 NPHW Twitter Chat, becoming a partner, sending a message to Congress about a current public health issue, and/or organizing/promoting an event in your community.