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National Public Health Week: Public Health is Where You Are

Posted by on March 4th, 2022 Posted in: Blog, How To, Public Health

NPHW logo Each year during the first week of April, the American Public Health Association brings together communities to observe National Public Health Week.   The week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health and to highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.   The theme of this year’s event which is being held from April 4 – 10th, is Public Health is Where You Are.


To help public health organizations raise awareness of public health and prevention, the APHA has put together tools, guides and other materials.

  • Daily Themes for NPHW focus on Racism, Public Health Workforce, Community, Accessibility, Climate Change, Mental Wellness.  Visit the daily themes page for factsheets on these topics and more information.
  • Event Guide to help you create and promote events during the week
  • Social Media Toolkit with tips for using social media platforms to promote public health week and scripts to help get you started.
  • Student Day is Tuesday April 5th.  Visit APHA student page for activities.

Visit the APHA’s Public Health Week pages to learn more about goals of the week and the tools and activities they have  put together to help organizations promote this event.


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Kathy Downing is the Public Health Digital Library Coordinator for the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office.

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