Every year since 1995, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week. The first week of April is reserved to recognize the contributions of public health while highlighting issues that are important to improving the health of our country. The national campaign is designed to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about various issues.
The 2016 event, scheduled for the week of April 4th through 10th, features eight themes for ensuring conditions that allow everyone the opportunity to be healthy. The themes are:
- Build a nation of safe, healthy communities
- Help all young people graduate from high school
- The relationship between increased economic mobility and better health
- Social justice and health
- Give everyone a choice for healthy food
- Preparing for the health effects of climate change
- Provide quality health care for everyone
- Strengthen public health infrastructure and capacity
Several events are scheduled to take place nationwide, check out the events page for information on events scheduled in your area.
Join the movement and be part of the change.