For nearly two decades, public health professionals have united communities nationwide each April to celebrate National Public Health Week. Every year, NPHW uses a unique theme to explore and share health with our communities. While the theme may change from year to year, our core commitment to public health and prevention has remained unchanged. NPPW 2014 will take place from April 7–13 with the theme, "Public Health: Start Here."
The public health system that keeps our communities healthy and safe is changing as technologies advance, public attitudes toward health shift and more health and safety options become available through policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Public health professionals and organizations are the key to empowering people to participate in this exciting evolution of the public health system to improve the health and wellness of the whole community. NPPW 2014 breaks down these changes into daily themes that are easy to understand and navigate. Local NPPW events and activities will raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping communities healthy.
Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, health starts at home.
Tuesday, April 8: Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. We’re here to help you weather the unexpected.
Wednesday, April 9: Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
Thursday, April 10: Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. We can guide you through the choices.
Friday, April 11: Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe. We'd like to share them with you.
The NPHW 2014 toolkit includes materials and resources to help you effectively shape and promote activities and key messages during the week. The toolkit will help you engage your communities with health and prevention during National Public Health Week 2014 and beyond. http://www.nphw.org