NPHWNational Public Health Week
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The many NPHW events encouraged students, health care professionals, advocates and the general public to do their part in making the U.S.
The theme of NPHW 2013—“Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money"—promotes the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending.
NPHW ended with a career panel, featuring the School of Public Health Community Advisory Board.
The weekend is global health, which fits nicely with World Health Day on April 7, the last day of NPHW.
Plans for NPHW are well underway, and public health leaders can help their communities engage before the festivities officially begin.
Caption: Public health leaders played "Pandemic" with community members in honor of NPHW on April 3 at Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop in Newington, Connecticut.
With 2018 marking San Antonio's tricentennial, the health agency used NPHW to highlight public health's long history in the Texas city.
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"Public Health Re(Action)" built upon the 2017 NPHW theme, "Public Health Awakens," to provide UCLA community members with tools and resources to address issues related to health disparities, justice and intersectionality, said UCLA Students of Color for Public Health President Veronica Vicenas.
This year's events looked forward, with a theme of "Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together." More than 500 partners joined APHA in leading the way for NPHW. Nearly 300 events were shared on APHA's national calendar, and were supported by 14 fact sheets and three toolkits, all of which are available at
With NPHW being celebrated April 2-8, there are many ways to get involved, said Rosa Riley, a program manager working on NPHW at APHA.
1, APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge, part of NPHW, saw nearly 300 teams pledge to log their steps.