National Public Health Week 2019

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Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.

NPHW 2019 DAILY THEMES

Monday — Healthy Communities

Tuesday — Violence Prevention

Wednesday — Rural Health

Thursday — Technology and Public Health

Friday — Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday — Global Health

Check out the Healthiest Nation Fact Sheets.

DAILY THEMES FROM NPHW 2018

Behavioral Health  

Communicable Diseases 

Environmental Health  

Injury and Violence Prevention  

Ensuring the Right to Health 

Join us in observing NPHW 2019 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.

 

Step it up!

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