Tools & Tips

This National Public Health Week, we hope you’ll join us in engaging all communities and all sectors in a conversation about the role each of us can play to put good health within everyone’s reach. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play impacts our health and our opportunity to ward off disease and injury. With that in mind, let’s partner across public and private spheres to create healthier people, families, communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation. We can do it — if we work together.

Each day of NPHW 2018 will focus on a different public health topic that’s critical to creating the healthiest nation. We hope you’ll use each topic to spark new conversations and engage new stakeholders in your community. And, of course, every day of NPHW will be a day to celebrate, recognize and honor the contributions of America’s public health workers. 

Daily Themes

Monday: Behavioral Health

Tuesday: Communicable Diseases

Wednesday: Environmental Health

Thursday: Injury and Violence Prevention

Friday: Ensuring the Right to Health

Each year, NPHW provides new tools and tips to help you effectively shape and promote activities and key messages during the week. The NPHW 2018 postcard and toolkit gives you talking points around this year's theme, activity suggestions for each day of NPHW, tips for planning a successful NPHW event, strategies for garnering media coverage and using social media and ways to advocate for public health issues. We hope these resources will help you engage your communities to celebrate and promote public health and prevention.

Check out the NPHW Toolkit (PDF), which features sample social media posts, information about engaging your community and more!

Download the NPHW 2018 handout (PDF)  

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