Courtesy: American Public Health Association (APHA)
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the U.S. to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
This year’s theme, Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health, demonstrates how our nation’s cultures have always shaped our health. We learn from the communities we’re born in, and that we build together. Through these experiences, we learn from one another with humility and openness.
We look to community leaders as our health leaders.
In our families, workplaces, and greater communities, we come together to celebrate the unique and joyful ways different cultures focus on health. Feeling like we belong, being a part of our communities and fostering cultural connections supports our health and the quality of our lives.
We can ALL make our communities healthier, safer and stronger when we support and stay engaged with one another!
As we adjust and adapt to new social norms, we’re focusing not just on what we can do as individuals, but what we can do as communities to protect, prioritize, and influence the future of public health. One of the goals of NPHW is to look at how our cultural connections and intersections affect our health, well-being and the public health system.
This March, A Proclamation on National Public Health Week, 2023 was issued by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Read more about our nation’s recognition of NPHW and the proclamation celebrating this annual APHA-led event.
We encourage everyone—public health professionals, students, elected leaders, activists, and the general public—to become part of a growing movement that aims to create the healthiest nation in one generation!
Join us as we celebrate the power of cultural humility and prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for increasing equity and champion the role of a strong public health system.
Learn more about the science, action, health and celebration of our nation’s public health concerns and share with your family, friends and social network:
Source: American Public Health Association (APHA)