National Public Health Week 2019

National Public Health Week is April 1-7, 2019! During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to witness National Public Health Week (NPHW) as a time to recognize the influences of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year with different public health themes.

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment and community. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship, and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there!

During each day of National Public Health Week, APHA focuses on a particular public health topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help. EVENT: Come stop by the Health & Wellness Center on Wednesday, April 3rd  from 11AM-2PM to come learn about how we are creating a healthier community within Forest County Potawatomi! There will be a chance to win some healthy prizes! Check us out!

We all have a role to play:

  1. Create a safe, healthy community
  2. Help young people graduate from high school
  3. Achieve health equity
  4. Give everyone a choice of safe, healthy food
  5. Prepare for the health effects of climate change
  6. Make healthy choices the easy choice