Friday, February 3, 2012

Join the Movement of National Public Health Week 2012!

Big news today! APHA is bringing you the theme for National Public Health Week 2012 – “A Healthier America Begins Today.” This theme emphasizes APHA’s belief that through prevention, we can all profoundly impact America’s health. National Public Health Week 2012 broadly focuses on preventative measures related to healthy eating/active living, communicable diseases, reproductive health, and emotional well-being. So, join us as we celebrate NPHW 2012 from April 2-8; and remember, there are so many ways that health advocates like you can contribute to preventive health during NPHW 2012.

Starting today, think about how you can implement prevention strategies at work, at home, during recreation, or even throughout your community; every day is a new opportunity to be a part of great change! The new
2012 NPHW website has been launched, and we are ecstatic to be moving closer and closer to an incredible week. Visit us at While there, you can download logos, wall papers, talking points, find an event in your area using our interactive map of events, sign up to become a member, and so much more.

Here are a few ideas on how to contribute:

  • Host a National Public Health Week event. Be creative--Is there a health issue you think can be addressed better through prevention? People want to know!

  • Identify officials who have been vocal on issues related to prevention and invite them to partner in a community event.

  • If you’ve got something to say, we want to hear it. Share your thoughts by including #NPHW in your tweet.

  • Reach out to local media. Submit a letter to the editor about the importance of focusing on prevention in order to address America’s health problems. Highlight the stories of local heroes who have made a real difference in prevention strategies.

  • Partner with a local college or university to promote public health student day, April 6, 2012.

So join the movement and remember, a healthier America begins today!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Website looks great!