National Public Health Week 2020

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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 2020 DAILY THEMES

Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being

Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan

Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health

Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet

Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools

Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing

Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

NPHW 2019 DAILY THEMES

Healthy Communities

Violence Prevention

Rural Health

Technology and Public Health

Climate Change

Global Health 

Thank you to the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who came together to observe NPHW 2019 and became part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we celebrated the power of prevention, advocated for healthy and fair policies, shared strategies for successful partnerships and championed the role of a strong public health system.

Step it up!

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