The Friday Five – National Public Health Week
During the first full week of April each year, 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. For over 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. This week’s Friday Five highlights a few of the events you can take part in and join to be part of this worthy cause.
Exploring the Environmental Health Playbook: Safe Drinking Water, Healthy Housing and Clean Air
During National Public Health Week, join APHA and the Environmental Health Coalition for this webinar exploration of three priority topics featured in the “Environmental Health Playbook: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System.”
Safe Drinking Water, Healthy Housing and Clean Air are key issues covered in this report released by the National Environmental Health Partnership Council in spring 2017. During the webinar, experts from the field will highlight potential challenges and offer solutions to addressing each focus area with a health equity approach.
To find out more about the webinar, who the presenters will be and to register for this event, click the webinar link above.
NPHW Twitter Chat
Over the last several years APHA has hosted a Twitter Chat during NPHW. Each year the chat has gotten bigger and better. Last year’s chat hosted nearly 900 participants and brought the importance of public health to more than 68 million users! To get a taste of what you might find during the NPHW Twitter Chat, check out this round-up of the 2017 #NPHWChat
This year, APHA will host its eighth annual NPHW Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 pm EDT. Follow NPHW 2018 @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2018 Twitter Chat and use the official hashtag, #NPHWchat, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the event.
Help spread the word and make sure your Twitter account has RSVP’ed as well.
Generation Public Health
According to APHA, in the U.S., where you live, your income, education, race and access to health care mean as much as a 15-year difference in how long you will live. Equally shocking: studies show that even wealthy, highly educated Americans with access to quality care suffer a health disadvantage to peers in other high-income countries. That’s why APHA created Generation Public Health, a national movement of people, communities and organizations working to ensure conditions where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. Join Generation Public Health today and sign the pledge to help create the healthiest nation in one generation.
NPHW Student Day – Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together Join the American Public Health Association for a special event for public health students at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. This event will feature Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, APHA Executive Director and Dean Lynn Goldman for a conversation about the future of public health and the skills and competencies that current students will need to have and develop to meet the future needs of advancing health in the U.S. Questions will be submitted during the event by the live audience and students from across the country joining the event via Twitter. Register now!
Become an Advocate for Public Health APHA, in coordination with its members and state and regional Affiliates, works with key decision-makers to shape public policy to address today’s ongoing public health concerns. Those include ensuring access to care, protecting funding for core public health programs and services and eliminating health disparities. APHA is also working on other critical public health issues including public health and emergency preparedness, food safety, hunger and nutrition, climate change and other environmental health issues, public health infrastructure, disease control, international health and tobacco control. Visit APHA’s Advocacy Resource Page to take action, stay informed and be part of the solution.