National Public Health Week April 6-12
Led by the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week is April 6 – 12. For nearly 20 years, the APAH has organized National Public Health Week that occurs every year during the first full week in April. This week serves as a way to bring communities together to focus on the health issues most important to making our country a healthy nation. Each year, National Public Health Week draws awareness to educate all people, including the general public, policymakers, and those who are practitioners.
About the APHA
The American Public Health Association advocates for the health of all communities and their members. The organization’s priorities are to shed light on public health issues and policies that are backed by science and build up the public healthcare profession. As the only organization that influences federal policy, the members of APHA come from a myriad of professions in public health. They publish both the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health newspaper. For over 140 years, APHA has supported and fought for the idea of public health, which is to promote and protect all people within their daily communities. Prevention is the key to a healthier nation. Encouraging healthy behaviors and leading nationally recognized awareness campaigns like National Public Health Week and Get Ready contribute to the mission.
2015 National Public Health Week Theme
#NPHW theme is Healthiest Nation 2030. In the United States, we are spending more but receiving less in terms of both health care and health outcomes. This year’s theme is challenging us to overcome these obstacles and become the Healthiest Nation by 2030. In addition to this overall week theme, each day during NPHW has its own Daily Theme including Raising the Grade, Starting from Zip, Building Momentum, Building Broader Connections, and Building on 20 Years of Success.
Want to get involved in this year’s NPHW? The Toolkit includes tips on how to become a partner, attend a nearby event, host an event, promote the week, and sign a petition.