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APHA National Public Health Week: April 2-8, 2018

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 public health workers throughout the country.

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make this happen, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of use and can determine our health and how long we live. Right now, our country is grappling with public health issues that are severely impacting our communities and our health.

To bring much needed advocacy and education to these topics, this year we have selected daily themes for each day of NPHW around the overall theme “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together”.  The daily themes for NPHW are as follows:

This year, NPHW will take place April 2-8, 2018. 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. 1 to April 8, but you can sign up now to participate. Join our APHA 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 Twitter Chat: This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 4 at 2 p.m. EDT. RSVP.  Follow @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2018 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!