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APHA: National Public Health Week 2022: Public Health is Where You Are

by Public Health Update


During the first full week of April each year, American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Since 1995, the APHA, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health.

Theme 2022

Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year’s theme. The 2022 NPHW theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.”, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives.

National Public Health Week calls people to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders to better understand the value of public health and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year’s theme, “Public Health is Where You Are.”

Daily Themes

  • Monday: Racism: A Public Health Crisis
  • Tuesday: Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future
  • Wednesday: Community: Collaboration and Resilience
  • Thursday: World Health Day: Health is a Human Right
  • Friday: Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap
  • Saturday: Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity
  • Sunday: Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health

For more information: https://www.nphw.org/

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