Let’s Celebrate Public Health
For over 25 years, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has brought together communities from across the U.S. to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
NPHW 2021 is being held from April 5–11 and this year’s theme is Building Bridges to Better Health.
Read the Proclamation on National Public Health Week from President Biden.
Each day of NPHW focuses on a particular public health topic. For each topic, ways in which each of us can make a difference are identified.
- Monday, April 5: Rebuilding
- Tuesday, April 6: Advancing Racial Equity
- Wednesday, April 7: Strengthening Community
- Thursday, April 8: Galvanizing Climate Justice
- Friday, April 9: Constructing COVID-19 Resilience
- Saturday, April 10: Uplifting Mental Health and Wellness
- Sunday, April 11: Elevating the Essential and Health Workforce
The kickoff of NPHW is the NPHW Forum. This year’s forum, Strengthening Community From the Grassroots, will bring together public health leaders from across the country to discuss community-led movements that are creating a stronger, safer, healthier, and more inclusive world. The forum will be held virtually on Monday, April 5 at 1 p.m. EDT.
APHA is hosting its 11th annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 7 at 2 p.m. EDT. The chat will provide a platform to talk about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished, and talk about where the movement is going. Follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.
You can also view a full schedule of NPHW events being held across the country.