National Public Health Week doesn’t start for 10 days, but it’s not too early to get involved.From coast to coast, events are being scheduled daily to support this year’s campaign. Through the theme “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” APHA is engaging both the public and private sectors to participate in activities supporting the week, which runs from April 1-7. These include:
- the NPHW infographic contest, which closes for submission at 11:59 p.m. EDT today. Four winners will receive complimentary registration to APHA’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston and the opportunity to host their own session;
- the NPHW Twitter chat on April 3 at 2 p.m. EDT, via #NPHWchat, will focus on topics such as workplace wellness, chronic disease prevention, public health research and more;
- the Walk for Health and health fair to support World Health Day and the 2013 theme, high blood pressure, with sponsors including APHA and the Pan American Health Organization; and
- the NPHW message board, which features APHA members and partners who finish thought bubbles, “Public health is …” and “Life without public health would be … .”
Additionally, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin will explain public health’s return on investment at Saint Louis University on April 4, and talk gun violence prevention at George Washington University on April 5. That’s just a glimpse of what’s to come. Stay tuned for additional updates and coverage.
Want to get involved? Visit NPHW online to become a partner, join an event or take action with your members of Congress.