National Public Health Week is April 6-13
National Public Health Week (NPHW) occurs during the first full week of April. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made global discussions of public health a daily topic.
NPHW recognizes improvements in public health as well as brings attention to important issues that can improve the health of Americans.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has raised awareness about public health and prevention since 1995.
Additionally, APHA creates a nation-wide campaign to educate the public, lawmakers, and practitioners about a new theme each year.
Daily Themes for NPHW 2020
Together with the weeklong theme, Looking Back, Moving Forward, each day during NPexamines different inequalities, why they endure, and how we can improve equity in public health.
Monday: Mental health
Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health
Wednesday: Violence Prevention
Thursday: Environmental Health
Saturday: Health Housing
Challenges to Nationwide Public Health
When passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act offered affordability measures and safeguards for unprotected groups.
However, with the rollback of many measures, many Americans now lack access to convenient and affordable health care.
Consequently, their needs hinder efforts to promote the healthiest country in a single generation.
Of course, affordable health insurance isn’t the only thing keeping America from becoming the healthiest nation.
In addition to examining access to care and the strain of illness, APHA seeks contributions in impartial solutions that support different facets of public health.
Everyone deserves a vibrant and healthy life, and ensuring this means addressing underlying causes of inadequate health and disease.
Moreover, the manner and environment we live, work, and play affect these causes. For example:
At school, a hungry child can’t get the full benefit of an education, which impacts their path to becoming a healthy and successful adult.
A low-income single parent who has to decide between staying home with a sick child or missing a day’s pay.
Those living in food deserts lack access to nutritious, affordable meals.
A student who can’t walk to class since there are no sidewalks.
These issues shape the health, wellness, and quality of life of communities around the country.
Participate in NPHW
There are many ways we can improve the lives of many and create a healthier country. Join a growing movement focused on inclusion and equity to guarantee policies include the wellbeing of everyone.
Recognize the influence of prevention
Support for healthy and ethical decisions
Share approaches for prosperous communities
Promote the purpose of a robust public health policy
Additionally, the APHA Toolkit has everything you need:
- Read APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin’s Welcome Letter
- Help Promote NPHW
- Learn More About Daily Themes
- Join the Steps Challenge
- Download a sample NPHW Proclamation (Word file)
- Join Generation Public Health by signing the APHA pledge today
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- “About NPHW.” National Public Health Week Looking Back Moving Forward April 6-12, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/turql2n.
- “National Public Health Week 2020.” National Public Health Week Looking Back Moving Forward April 6-12, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/tkxjlmf.
- “National Public Health Week 2020: Public Health Newswire.” National Public Health Week 2020 | Public Health Newswire, https://tinyurl.com/txmljw3.
- “Toolkit.” National Public Health Week Looking Back Moving Forward April 6-12, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/kplebyg.