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Nat'l Public Health Week

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

Pitt Public Health joins APHA in observing National Public Health Week 2018 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

Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health - Advocate for and promote well-being. #SpeakForHealth in support of the ACA and its success in opening access to mental health and addiction care.Congress.

Tuesday, April 3: Communicable Diseases - Learn about ways to prevent disease transmission. #SpeakForHealth in support of the ACA and its success in widening access to timely and affordable medical care.

Wednesday, April 4: Environmental Health - Health to protect and maintain a healthy planet. #SpeakForHealth to support policies and decisions that prevent harmful environmental exposures, build community resilience and protect the most vulnerable.

Thursday, April 5: Injury and Violence Prevention - Learn about the effects of injury and violence on health. #SpeakForHealth to voice your support for policies that prevent and reduce injury and violence — smart policies can make a big difference!

Friday, April 6: Ensuring the Right to Health - Advocate for everyone’s right to a healthy life. #SpeakForHealth and call or write to your federal, state and local representatives in support of policies that positively impact people’s health.

Learn more about the #SpeakForHealth campaign and visit APHA’s advocacy page to stay informed on the latest policy issues.

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