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Celebrating National Public Health Week

Join public health professionals across the country in raising awareness of the major threats to public health.


The American Public Health Association (APHA) is spending this year’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) raising awareness of public health detriments such as racism, health care access and poor eating habits.

From April 3-9, 2017, health care providers, politicians, and the general public are invited to celebrate public health and prevention through education, advocacy, and conversation.

The AOA will join others like Former Vice President Al Gore and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in this year’s NPHW Twitter chat at 2pm EST on April 5. Follow along at #NPHWChat.

Other ways to get involved include:

  • Advocating for public health by sending messages to members of Congress.
  • Talking to your community about prevention, policy, and public health with this helpful guide from APHA.
  • Attending or hosting an NPHW event.
  • Check back with The DO on Wednesday for a roundup from the #NPHWChat.

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