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National Public Health Week is April 2-8, 2018

April 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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2018 NPHW Daily Themes: Get The Facts

“Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.”

MONDAY Advocate for and promote well-being
Focus on and advocate for improved access to mental and behavioral health
services. Use education and training to destigmatize mental health diagnoses and
encourage people experiencing mental illness to seek treatment. Coverage for
mental health services must be on par with physical health services in all health
insurance coverage.
TUESDAY Learn about ways to prevent disease transmission
Wash your hands. Know your HIV status. Call on employers to support
and provide sick leave so sick workers can care for themselves and avoid
spreading disease to others. Support comprehensive sexual health education
in schools, which can reduce rates of sexually transmitted disease (as well as
teen pregnancy). Keep yourself and your families immunized against vaccinepreventable
diseases — and get your flu shot!
WEDNESDAY Help to protect and maintain a healthy planet
Reduce our collective carbon emissions footprint. Transition to renewable
energies. Protect our natural resources and use evidence-based policy to protect
our air, water and food. Support environmental health efforts that monitor our
communities for risks and develop health-promoting interventions. Call for
transportation planning that promotes walking, biking and public transit — it not
only reduces climate-related emissions, but helps us all stay physically active.
THURSDAY Learn about the effects of injury and violence on health
Support commonsense gun safety laws and research into the roots and causes of gun
violence. Increase funding to programs that reduce and prevent community violence.
Advocate for occupational health and safety standards that keep workers safe on
the job. Support policies that save those struggling with addiction from a fatal drug
overdose. Many injuries are preventable with the appropriate education, policy and
safety measures in place.
FRIDAY Advocate for everyone’s right to a healthy life
Everyone deserves an opportunity to live a life free from preventable disease
and disability. The places where we live, learn, work, worship and play should
promote our health, not threaten it. That’s why creating the healthiest nation
requires a dogged focus on achieving health equity for all.


Start: April 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm