You may have heard the buzz — or tweets, rather — as APHA gets ready for its 5th annual National Public Health Week Twitter chat! Today at 2 p.m. EDT the official National Public Health Week handle, @NPHW, will host a robust conversation through the hashtag #NPHWchat, featuring federal public health agencies, health leaders and experts, members of the private industry and the public health community at-large.

This year’s chat will take on the NPHW theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030.” With the U.S. lagging in a variety of health outcomes including life expectancy and chronic disease, the discussion will strive to uncover the steps needed to turn the nation’s health around and ultimately create the healthiest nation in one generation.

In addition, this year marks the 20th year that APHA has hosted NPHW. Join the chat to discuss the challenges and victories that public health has faced over the past 20 years and look forward to the next steps for public health.

A variety of perspectives are expected to contribute to the conversation, including ABC News Correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser, the American Medical Association, GE Foundation, Aetna, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Friends and supporters of NPHW have already started talking:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you don’t miss out. Follow @NPHW on Twitter and join the conversation by using #NPHWchat. RSVP to see who else will be there!