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NPHW: Healthiest Nation 2030

We are just days away from National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2016 and we hope you are getting excited! In celebration of NPHW, April 4-10, we are bringing together communities across the U.S. to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight the big challenges we face in improving the nation’s health.

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To create a culture of health, we need to move outside the domain of health care and address the complex web of social and environmental factors that shape healthy opportunities where people live, learn, work and play. Solutions include expanding options for active transportation, supporting safe and accessible spaces for play and exercise, offering more nutritious school meals, creating conditions in which more young people graduate from high school, and investing in the prevention of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Here are a few ways to take action and to make the connection between your work and NPHW: