NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK
During the first full week in April, National Publick Health Week encourages people to become a part of a growing movement to create a healthy nation. It’s a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of the nation.
The week focuses on prevention and reducing unhealthy activities. Programs are publicized to help create healthy and fair public health policies.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Find out how healthy is your state by going to the American Health Ranking website. Download the Center for Disease Control Health IQ App to Your Smartphone. Follow on Facebook and share health facts and information using #PublicHealthWeek.
The first National Public Health Week took place in 1995 and has seen increasing support over the years. It is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
A group of physicians founded the American Public Health Association in 1872.
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