The 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. We may be physically distant from each other, but now it’s more important than ever to come together, hence the 2021 theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” This week’s Friday Five highlights some of the virtual events happening throughout the week.
NPHW Forum 2021: Strengthening Community from the Grassroots
Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country in this conversation about the community-led movements that are creating a stronger, safer, healthier and more inclusive world. The National Public Health Week Forum is the national kickoff for NPHW. This year’s NPHW Forum will be held virtually, 1-3 p.m. ET, on Monday, April 5.
How to improve public health? Follow the lead of grassroots organizers. We’ll talk about this and more at the @NPHW Forum on April 5. RSVP today! https://t.co/nvLskjnv2F #NPHW pic.twitter.com/hwvFgYXSHZ
— National Public Health Week (@NPHW) March 30, 2021
A Panel Discussion with the Authors of “COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future”
A panel discussion with the editorial committee of the new report, “COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future,” about their findings and recommendations, moderated by Dr. Georges Benjamin of the American Public Health Association.
JOIN @PublicHealth and @phlawwatch on 4/6 ET for a #NPHW panel discussion w/ legal experts on findings from the new #COVIDPolicyPlaybook report and assessments of the US COVID response at 1 yr.
Register: https://t.co/L9sXPB1PSy pic.twitter.com/6nvUstaXYU
— ChangeLab Solutions (@ChangeLabWorks) March 29, 2021
National Public Health Week 2021 Twitter Chat
APHA is hosting its 11th annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. ET. Participants will chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.
Join @NPHW and @UnitedHealthGrp in the biggest public health conversation of the year! It’s time for the #NPHWChat Twitter chat on April 7. RSVP today: https://t.co/Ag6IBJ99hV pic.twitter.com/fMXiAumwCZ
— National Public Health Week (@NPHW) March 31, 2021
NPHW Student Day
Students are truly the backbone of National Public Health Week. That’s why each year one day of the week is designated as Student Day! This year, Student Day is Thursday, April 8 and a webinar will be held, in partnership with APHA staff and Student Assembly, featuring an expert mentoring panel discussing their lessons in mentoring. This 1-hour webinar is designed for public health professionals to gain insight from experienced mentors on how to get started in mentoring, how to build these mentor/mentee relationships, how to be an effective mentor during the pandemic, and much more.
— National Public Health Week (@NPHW) April 1, 2021
APHA Policy Action Institute
APHA’s Virtual Policy Action Institute brings the importance of policy to the forefront during National Public Health Week. Join elected officials, policy experts and influential speakers as they explore such topics as health equity, COVID-19, climate change, the federal health agendas and how to effectively communicate across party lines.
Register now for @publichealth‘s Policy Action Institute on April 8 & 9. The event is bringing #publichealth professionals and leaders together to discuss critical issues and #SpeakForHealth. Join us! https://t.co/KxLCY82i6E
— APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo (@APHAAnnualMtg) March 29, 2021