Host an NPHW Event

Celebrate and promote health in your community by hosting your own NPHW event! Join the movement to create the Healthiest Nation in One Generation and promote health behavior by bringing your family, friends, co-workers and community members together, virtually or in-person! Here are a few ideas:

  • Host virtual health panels and discussions. Online platforms like Zoom and GoToMeeting have free versions of their software to make connecting over the web easy and fun!
  • Team up to reach new audiences and build community. Partner with local organizations, like your state public health association or schools of public health, to co-sponsor events and expand your reach.
  • Take advantage of Student Day. On NPHW Student Day, Tuesday, April 5, your local campus can help raise awareness about the value of public health and our work to create a healthier nation. For tips, view our NPHW student toolkit. And learn more about ways to get involved with APHA’s Student Assembly during NPHW and throughout the year!
  • Organize around the daily themes. During each day of NPHW, we focus on a particular public health topic. Check out the ways each of us can make a difference on the daily theme page. You might host a watch party for a film about one of the daily themes: Selma (2014), John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) and 13th (2016) are all movies about the fight for racial equity and will inspire great conversations.
  • Make advocacy easy. Offer opportunities for your community to act and make a difference together. You can organize a letter-writing campaign to your local elected officials about a public health issue that matters to you. Use our daily theme fact sheets to support your drafts.
  • Find movement opportunities. Join a team for APHA’s Keep It Moving Challenge to promote healthy behaviors and physical activity. Organize a community run or bike ride, a Zoom dance party or a virtual fitness class.

OTHER HELPFUL TIPS

  • For in-person events, follow COVID precautions: Prioritize the health of your community at your in-person NPHW event by encouraging social distancing, mask wearing and vaccination. For more information on how to safely host an event, consult the CDC’s event planning guide
  • Tap into social media: Share pictures and tweets with the hashtag #NPHW before and after the event to promote and share its success!
  • Create partnerships: Partner with a local health-oriented organization to sponsor events. Local health-conscious restaurants, exercise facilities and food companies are a great place to start and can provide snacks and samples to promote their products and healthy practices during events.

PUBLICIZE YOUR NPHW EVENT

Publicize your NPHW events by completing a calendar event form at www.nphw.org/events/submit-an-event, and check out what else is going on in your community and throughout the nation. 

View this year's NPHW calendar at www.nphw.org/events.

READ THE REST OF OUR NPHW TOOLKIT!

WHY WE CELEBRATE | EVENT PLANNING TIMELINE | PROMOTE NPHW | DAILY THEMES | FOR STUDENTS