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National Health Education Week (10/16/2023-10/20/2023)

National Health Education Week (10/16/2023-10/20/2023)

National Health Education Week

Key Facts

According to the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE):

  • Health education improves the health status of individuals, communities, states, and that nation.
  • Health education enhances the quality of life for all people.
  • Health education reduces costly premature deaths and disability.
  • Health education focused on prevention reduces the financial and human cost spent on medical treatment.

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 16-20, 2023! The focus of this celebration is on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. The theme for this year is Advancing Health, Equity, & Civil Rights.

Health Education Specialists are assets to their communities as they offer knowledge, skills, and training, as well as spend countless hours educating the public on health issues to promote overall health and wellbeing (e.g. diabetes prevention, tobacco cessation, policies and systems that prevent disease, etc). The health education team at DHD#10 provides direct programming for substance use prevention, chronic disease prevention, and behavioral health as well as support for community coalitions and communication health needs assessment initiatives.

Thank you to all DHD#10 health educators, for everything you do in your communities, in the name of public health!

Join SOPHE to promote the value and role of health education specialist in improving consumer health and wellness through health education and health promotion.

2023 Daily Themes:

Monday: Behind the screen: Adolescents Mental Health

Tuesday: Maternal You Should Know About Maternal & Child Health

Wednesday: Health as a Civil Right

Thursday: Impact of Social Media & Misinformation on Health Communications

Friday: Advancing Health Equity Through Advocacy

Quick links:

SOPHE – Advancing Health, Equity & Civil Rights