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Celebrate National Public Health Week | April 6-12, 2020

For 25 years, National Public Health Week has recognized the contributions of public health and highlighted issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. This year, National Public Health Week will be celebrated April 6–12, and this year, we hope you’ll join us in looking back at public health’s successes, and moving forward to eliminating health disparities. 

It’s public health workers who are tracking the coronavirus — and working to stop it from spreading. Every year, it’s public health workers who educate people about the flu and give out the flu vaccine. Public health workers set safety standards in the workplace to protect employees. They develop school nutrition programs to make sure kids have access to healthy food.

Public health affects nearly every part of our lives. It was public health that led to laws requiring the use of seatbelts, guidelines protecting clean air and water and laws against smoking in restaurants and bars. 


Each day of NPHW will focus on a single public health topic. We'll highlight current challenges around each issue, how we can make an impact and how we can use social justice models to reduce inequities. We consider these topic areas crucial to moving forward and creating the healthiest nation.

Monday: Mental Health
Advocate for and promote emotional well-being

Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health
Ensure the health of mother 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 empowerment as the key to a healthy life

 

All of Us Research Program

We know that making the U.S. the healthiest nation can’t be done in a week. That’s why we’re encouraging members of our community to learn more and take part in the All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to collect and study data from one million or more people living in the United States. The goal of the program is better health for all of us. Learn more at https://allofus.nih.gov/.



Please Note: Originally scheduled WPHA in-person events to celebration NPHW have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 


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