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National Public Health Week (April, 2024)

National Public Health Week (April, 2024)

National Public Health Week  April 1-7, 2024 

Key Facts  

According to the National Public Health Week: 

  • We know that where we live – where we eat, sleep, work, play, learn and pray – can have a huge effect on our health. When our neighborhoods are healthy, we have the building blocks for healthy lives. 
  • Some groups of people, including communities of color and low-income neighborhoods, are disproportionately impacted by climate change. They face decades of limited investment in their health and increased pollution in their neighborhoods. We need swift action to lessen the health impacts of climate change. 
  • Public health is all about preventing disease, diagnosing health conditions and encouraging health and well-being. New tools and innovations such as wearable fitness bands to virtual doctors’ appointments, new technology has changed the way individuals and communities receive and respond to health information. 
  • Emergency preparedness is exactly what it sounds like; it involves planning, having supplies on hand and knowing how to stay safe during an emergency. Being ready for crises before they happen can not only protect you and your loved ones but also underserved communities where disasters can worsen inequities. 

This year’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) theme is Public Health is Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health. To NPHW, Public health is more than just health care. It’s the steps we take to make sure our neighborhoods and environment are free from pollution. It’s making sure our food and water are safe to eat and drink. It’s also the relationships we foster in our communities. We’re all interconnected. When we all come together to support public health, all of us — individuals, families, communities and the public health field — can achieve the goals of public health. 

Celebrate National Public Health Week with DHD#10 

DHD#10 staff work every day to ensure that our communities are safe and healthy. From safe drinking water, to immunizations, to healthy babies and breastfeeding, and more. As public health, we are here to help you live your best life. 

From April 1st through the 7th, follow along as we highlight the daily themes of NPHW. 

Each day of National Public Health Week celebrates a different area of public health, check it out! 

Monday: Civic Engagement 

Tuesday: Healthy Neighborhoods 

Wednesday: Climate Change 

Thursday: New Tools and Innovations 

Friday: Reproductive and Sexual Health 

Saturday: Emergency Preparedness 

Sunday: Future of Public Health 

Help DHD#10 celebrate NPHW by following all of the action on Facebook & Instagram. 

Quick Links 

National Public Health Week