Throughout 2018’s National Public Health Week, public health advocates and allies across the country went the distance to celebrate public health successes, highlight strengths and focus on the future.

NPHW_(2)NPHW, held April 2-8, saw hundreds of events nationwide, bringing together health workers and advocates with their communities. For more than 20 years, APHA has been the organizer of NPHW, the first full week in April, in which public health departments, schools, students and leaders recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that matter most when it comes to the nation’s health.

This year’s events looked forward, with a theme of “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.” More than 500 partners joined APHA in leading the way for NPHW. Nearly 300 events were shared on APHA’s national calendar, and were supported by 14 fact sheets and three toolkits, all of which are available at www.nphw.org.

APHA led the way throughout NPHW, highlighting ways the U.S. could work to become the healthiest nation in a generation.

To continue reading this story about this year’s NPHW celebrations from the June 2018 issue of The Nation’s Health, visit the newspaper online.