NPHW's multi-media page features podcasts, videos and other resources to promote health and highlight efforts to create the healthiest nation. 

Title: Healthiest Nation Town Hall with U.S. Surgeon General and Students

Release date: April 8, 2016

Running time: 49:30

APHA celebrated Public Health Student Day by hosting a tele-town hall featuring U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy. This discussion, hosted via Google Hangout, allowed students a chance to dialogue with the Nation's Top Doc and touched on how to improve the health of our country. APHA Student Assembly Chair, Suparna Navale, a doctoral student at Kent State University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, provided operning remarks and the discussion was moderated by Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH. 



Title: National Public Health Week Forum

Release date: April, 7, 2016

Running time: 1:42:58

Description: APHA  hosted the NPHW kick-off Forum on what needs to be done to become the healthiest nation by 2030. Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association provided opening remarks and introduced a video provided by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama. Garth Graham, MD, President of the Aetna Foundation, launched the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge and joined a panel which also featured Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, President, American Public Health Association, and Magi Linscott, the Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids 2014 Youth Advocate of the Year. The event was moderated by APHA's Dr. Benjamin. 

Title: Getting Social with NPHW

Release date: March 11, 2016

Running time: 51:05

Description: Learn about social media best practices and how you can engage with APHA through social media during National Public Health Week. 


Title: NPHW Partner Meetings

Release date: February 17, 2016

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APHA staff hosted three NPHW partner meetings to highlight the available NPHW tools and resources and ways in which partners can help promote the campaign in local communities and via social media.

Title: "Healthiest Nation: Raising the Grade" forum

Release date: April 13, 2015

Running time: 1:56:17

APHA  hosted the NPHW kick-off Forum on how we can work together to "Raise the Grade" of our nation's health. Gail Christopher, DN, Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided an engaging keynote address followed by a panel discussion featuring Tom Farley, MD, MPH, CEO The Public Good Projects, Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President and CEO, Black Women's Health Imperative, and Soma Stout, MD, MS, Executive External Lead, Health Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, with APHA President Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, as moderator. 


A transcript and segments of the forum are available below:


"Walk, Crawl or Run to National Public Health Week Using Social Media" Google+ Hangout

Release date: February 25, 2015

Running Time: 43:10

Description: This Google+ Hangout features a discussion with APHA's social media team on various ways to utilize social media, from beginner to veteran user, and offers ideas on how to get  involved with National Public Health Week (#NPHW). 


"Getting Ready for APHA's 20th Anniversary of Coordinating National Public Health Week: Healthiest Nation 2030" webinar

Release date: March 12, 2015

Running Time: 1:30:52

Description: Leaders from the American Public Health Association discuss how regional public health training centers and other stakeholders can get involved in the "Healthiest Nation 2030" campaign during National Public Health Week.

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NPHW "Words From Leaders" video

Release date: April 4, 2014

Running time: 5:52

Description: We ask APHA leaders to share what “Public Health: Start Here” means to them and weigh in on what it will take to make the United States the healthiest nation in one generation.


"Active Transportation" Google+ Hangout 

Release date: April 11, 2014

Running time: 42:31

Description: This Google+ Hangout features a panel discussion about the importance of making active transportation a realistic, affordable and convenient option for all transportation users. This Google+ Hangout includes an exceptional panel of public health professionals, leaders and advocates who share unique perspectives and experiences surrounding active transportation in our communities. 


"Being healthy from the start includes good perinatal oral health" webinar 

Release date: April 10, 2014

Running time: 1:04:22

Description: This webinar features presentations from Renee Samelson, MD, MPH, FACOG, and Lynn Van Pelt, DMD, on Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A Summary of a Consensus Development Expert Workgroup meeting and the HRSA MCHB Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health.


"Creating the Healthiest Nation Through System Transformation" panel discussion 

Release date: April 22, 2014

Running time: 2:00:21

APHA hosted a panel discussion on "Creating the Healthiest Nation Through System Transformation." We heard a great keynote address from Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, MD, MPH. This was followed by a discussion with Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, director of the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University and Brian Castrucci, MA, chief program and strategy officer at the deBeaumont Foundation, with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, as moderator.


"Eat Well" podcast

Release date: April 4, 2014

Running time: 12:08

Description: This special National Public Health Week 2014 report features Wendy Johnson-Askew, chair of APHA’s Food and Nutrition Section and Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Nestlé, as well Sonya Jones, immediate past chair of APHA’s Food and Nutrition Section and associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. They talk about nutrition and food safety in the United States, and what it takes to eat well. Johnson-Askew and Jones are interviewed by APHA staff member Lavanya Gupta. 


"Food Justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health" webinar

Release date: April 10, 2014

Running time: 1:05:19

Description: This webinar, co-sponsored by the National Medical Association, APHA and Healthy Food Action, addresses the importance of access to healthy food. Speakers include Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, APHA president-elect, and Cecilia Martinez, PhD, of the Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy. 


"Get Out Ahead" podcast

Release date: April 4, 2014

Running time: 12:49

Description: This special National Public Health Week 2014 report features John Lundell, chair of APHA’s  Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section and deputy director  of the  Injury Prevention Research Center at The University of Iowa. Lundell is also mayor of Coralville, Iowa.  He talks about what it takes for a community to get out ahead, and the important role of prevention. Lundell is interviewed by APHA staff member Nathan Bhatti.


"The State of the Leading Health Indicators Webinar: Progress to date" webinar slides

Release date: April 23, 2014

Description: The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a key component of the Healthy People 2020 initiative. As a small set of high-priority health issues, the LHIs are recognized as major influences or threats on the public’s health. If addressed appropriately, attention to these issues can reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths and illnesses. The newly developed LHI Progress Report examines the progress we have made with each of these indicators, and through data we can see challenges we still face.

This 45-minute webinar is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and APHA. The webinar is led by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard Koh, MD, MPH and APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. We will also hear from a state agency that has thoughtfully incorporated the LHIs into its state health improvement plans. The Webinar will include a roundtable discussion on the progress of the LHIs and the efforts underway for further improvement.