Join APHA in celebrating 25 years of hosting National Public Health Week!

We're proud to be a national leader in promoting and advancing public health. This 25th anniversary is an opportunity to highlight some of the greatest public health successes and to celebrate what makes public health so vital. It's also a time to reflect on important lessons learned and also missed chances to improve health for all. Ater 25 years of NPHW, there's much to commend, but we know our work isn't done yet. As we look to the future, we're setting goals and working to ensure equity. You'll see all of that in this year's celebrations.

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make this possible, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individual and within our communities. Where we live work, worship and play affect each of us and can affect our health and life expectancy. Within our communities, let's start new conversations and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation. We need your help to get there.

Each day of NPHW will focus on a single public health topic. We'll highlight current challenges around each issue, how we can make an impact and how we can use social justice models to reduce inequities. We consider these topic areas crucial to moving forward and creating the healthiest nation.

Daily Themes

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

Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mother 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

Join us in observing NPHW 2020 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 increasing equity and champion the role of a strong public health system.