The first week of April is National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association to recognize the contributions of public health and to shine a spotlight on issues important to our nation’s health. This year’s theme is “Public Health: Start Here.” Visit the website (www.nphw.org) today to get involved; helpful Toolkit (http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/toolkit) and a list of Books & Resources (http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/media-resources) to assist in raising awareness about public health and prevention.
There’s still time to become a partner and make sure your organization receives the latest messages and materials from the APHA; add your organization or community’s NPHW events to the official calendar (http://www.nphw.org/events/calendar) so they can be better publicized and everyone can celebrate your successes; take action by sending messages to members of Congress on a variety of current public health issues via the APHA website, (http://action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/Advocacy), and attend an APHA event such as the NPHW Twitter Chat on Wednesday, 4/9.
Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of the overall theme. The themes are linked here http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes with information and resources to help in addressing each one within your community.