Friday Five – National Public Health Week
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. This week’s Friday Five wraps up some information and activities from the 28th NPHW, concluding this Sunday April 9.
NPHW Forum 2023: Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health
The APHA (@PublicHealth) and public health leaders kicked off NPHW on Monday, with this conversation about the intersections of public health and how public health can collaborate with community leaders to build trust and a strong foundation for healthy change. This year’s Forum theme is Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health.
Watch the Forum.
Remember that APHA’s kick off for #NPHW is today at 2 p.m. ET to discuss this year’s theme of Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health. Come and listen to public health leaders for our 2023 NPHW Forum! Register here: https://t.co/zNlfQY1zjX pic.twitter.com/QLzTDI2Qtm
— National Public Health Week (@NPHW) April 3, 2023
National Public Health Week 2023 Twitter Chat
Search #NPHWchat to see everything that happened in the biggest public health conversation of the year! This year’s chat took place on Wednesday, April 5. This year’s questions were:
- Q1 Our cultures have always shaped our health. How do you bring your culture into your work? What is its impact?
- Q2 The first day of NPHW focused on community. How have you seen communities successfully address public health challenges?
- Q3 Partnerships are a critical component of public health. How are you engaging across communities and cultures to work toward health equity?
- Q4 Yesterday was Student Day for NPHW! What are the challenges for new public health professionals and what advice can you offer??
- Q5 This is our fourth NPHW in the COVID-19 era. How will communities be working together to build resilience going forward, especially as the public health emergency is lifted next month?
- Q6 Many people say public health work is a calling to serve their communities. What inspires you to continue the work of public health?
- Q7 This year’s NPHW theme is “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health.” One thing that’s at the core of every culture: Food! How do you find nourishment, both literally and figuratively, in everyday and in celebrations?
Today, APHA is back with one of our biggest #NPHW events! Join APHA’s NPHW Twitter Chat to be a part of the biggest public health conversation of the year, today at 2 p.m. ET. Register here: https://t.co/FxXa7IfPYE pic.twitter.com/B21jvR4B8f
— National Public Health Week (@NPHW) April 5, 2023
2023 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.
Friday, April 7 is World Health Day
Friday is World Health Day. NPHW celebrates with their colleagues at the World Health Organization.
WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today ̶ and tomorrow.
APHA’s NPHW Events
Head to the NPHW webpage to see state-specific events being offered after public health week.
— APHA (@PublicHealth) March 29, 2023