For over 25 years, the American Public Health Association has organized National Public Health Week, a campaign to educate about relevant public health topics. Each day of the week has a theme to raise awareness of a specific public health issue. The National Library of Medicine and other government agencies have several resources to help you take a deeper dive into each of the topics highlighted during NPHW 2020. To learn more about the National Public Health Week campaign, visit the National Public Health Week website. To get involved, check out their Tools & Tips page and shareables for social media promotion.
The topics highlighted during National Public Health Week show the breadth of issues that public health professionals work to address in their communities each day. We hope that you will join the NNLM in saying #ThankYouPublicHealth. To hear from our public health leaders, visit the Thank You Public Health! Page.
Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being
Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers 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 economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life
 Disaster Distress Helpline, Retrieved from: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
 Stress and Coping, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html
 Maternal Mortality, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternal-mortality/index.html
 Maternal and Infant Health, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/index.html
 Violence Prevention, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/publichealthissue/index.html
 Reducing Stigma, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/reducing-stigma.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsymptoms-testing%2Freducing-stigma.html
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 Webinar Recording: Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events in a Pinch. Retrieved from: https://blog.scistarter.com/2020/03/webinar-recording-host-or-facilitate-remote-live-streamed-citizen-science-events/.
 Lee, N. T., (2020, March 2). Bridging digital divides between schools and communities. Retrieved from: https://www.brookings.edu/research/bridging-digital-divides-between-schools-and-communities/.
 Bridging The Digital Divide For All Americans. Retrieved from: https://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/fcc-initiatives/bridging-digital-divide-all-americans.
 National Center for Substandard Housing (2020). Substandard Housing. Retrieved from: https://nchh.org/resources/policy/substandard-housing/
 Taylor, L. (2018, June 7). Housing And Health: An Overview Of The Literature. Health Affairs. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb20180313.396577/full/
 American Public Health Association (2020). Healthy Housing. Retrieved from: http://www.nphw.org/nphw-2020/healthy-housing
 Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017, Retrieved from: https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2018/demo/p60-263.html
 Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_260.pdf
Written in collaboration with:
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator, MAR,
Julie Botnick, Education and Outreach Librarian, PSR