Letter from APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Dear Public Health Champions,

We at APHA are proud to recognize 25 years of annual celebrations of the collective impact public health has had on improving the public's health — National Public Health Week. Each year during the first full week of April, we celebrate how far public health has come and turn a critical lens on the work left to be done.

As we look back, we celebrate the support of people like you who are doing the difficult work required to make the U.S. healthier. As we look forward, we need to educate and advocate for public policies that improve the public's health.

Through education advocacy, we reach policymakers who have the greatest opportunity to make a positive difference. Our overall goal is to ensure healthy and safe communities for all. In 2020, our daily NPHW themes focus on some of the public health issues that are the most critical to achieving good health. And we are specifically focusing on social justice and how public health advocates, communities and policymakers can make our communities and societies more equitable.

NPHW 2020 will again demonstrate our collective power to create a healthier and more just nation. By amplifying the critical role of social justice, we can make a difference and eventually become the healthiest nation.

Best and healthy wishes,

Georges Benjamin

 

Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director
American Public Health Association

 

 

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