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National Public Health Week

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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.

  • Monday, April 7Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home. Let us show you around.
  • Tuesday, April 8Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. We’re here to help you weather the unexpected.
  • Wednesday, April 9Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
  • Thursday, April 10Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. We can guide you through the choices.
  • Friday, April 11Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe. We have a world of public health to show you.

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