Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed the time as an opportunity to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. It’s a time to unite around critical issues and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. Find out more at www.nphw.org.
Pitt Public Health joins APHA in observing National Public Health Week 2019 and the growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.
Daily Themes and virtual events
Monday, April 1
Healthy Communities: Defend the critical role of strong public health systems in creating healthier communities and urge decision makers to make healthy communities a priority in policy making.
Tuesday, April 2
Violence Prevention: Urge policymakers to provide research funding that's on par with the nation's gun violence epidemic, and call on lawmakers to pass commonsense measures that reduce the risk of gun deaths and injuries.
Wednesday, April 3
Rural Health: Support telemedicine, school-based health centers and other efforts that connect rural residents to medical and supportive services.
Annual Twitter chat, a conversation with public health leaders from around the country. Don't forget to RSVP.
Thursday, April 4
Technology and Public Health: Support public health funding levels that allow the field's workers to leverage the latest technology on behalf of population health.
Join NPHW's Student Day discussion, when public health professionals will share tips on how to break into the field. Join them in D.C. or watch the webcast to ask questions about getting that first job out of school.
Friday, April 5
Climate Change: Stand up for science! Call for adequate funding to support public health workers in monitoring, preparing for and responding to the health effects of climate change.
Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7
Global Health: Support continued funding for U.S. global public health efforts, such as USAID's global health programs in maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases and health systems strengthening.