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 www.nphw.org. 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!