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APHA Celebrates National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is a time to highlight the message of healthy living through activities in your communities. NPHW shines a spotlight on public health by acknowledging the ways that we need to work together to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work and play. And NPHW gives us an opportunity to showcase the amazing work being done by partners throughout the country.

Our environments— the policies and systems in place —shape our communities and determine our access to health care, to nutritious foods and beverages and to parks and places to be active. Public health impacts every aspect of our lives, so we must work across sectors to ensure that we are creating and maintaining communities where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

This year, NPHW will take place April 3-9, 2017. Join us in celebrating during the week:

  • Help us walk 1 billion steps by National Public Health Week
    Our 1 Billion Steps Challenge is a fun way to connect with others and take steps to improve our nation’s health. The challenge runs from Jan. 9 to April 9, but you can sign up any time. Join our team, or start your own with a group of friends or co-workers. We provide the technology platform that lets you count steps by syncing your device or entering them manually.
  • NPHW Webinar: Advancing Physical Activity through Innovative Approaches — Join this webinar to learn about innovative, collaborative approaches to promoting physical activity and preventing chronic diseases. Gain understanding through concrete examples of working with partners to provide physical activity options that advance health equity and promote connecting people to the outdoors. Attend this webinar to learn more about DC Park Rx, Walk with a Doc at the HEALing Community Center in Atlanta, and after-school park programs at Miami-Dade Parks, Florida.
  • NPHW Twitter Chat: This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 5 at 2 p.m. EDT. RSVP.  Follow @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2017 Twitter Chat! Use the official hashtag, #NPHWchat, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the event. Other hashtags are #HealthiestNation2030 and #1BillionSteps

Check out www.nphw.org for more events!

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