Mon 4/6: NPHW Forum
April 06, 2015
National Public Health Week starts today! To kick things off, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day. Take a look!
May 06, 2015
For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health.
Become a partner to spread the word about National Public Health Week 2015 and host activities in your community or school. Partners, who can be governments, nonprofit groups, universities, corporations or others, will be listed on the National Public Health Week website. For more information on becoming a partner and to sign-up, visit the Become a Partner page.
APHA will continue to mobilize its members, affiliates and other advocates to educate policymakers about the need to support public health funding and protecting the Affordable Care Act. During National Public Health Week 2015, we are asking NPHW partners to write their members of Congress to raise awareness of public health's critical role in making America the healthiest nation.
Take action and send a message to your member of Congress on a variety of current public health issues. Your voice will make a difference in the policymaking process. Get involved and help shape the national debate on public health issues!
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. We strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.
During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.
Learn more at www.apha.org.
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