NHEW 2020

Health Education as a Catalyst for Change 

Activities & Daily Themes

National Health Education Week (NHEW) promotes awareness of public health issues and a better understanding of the role of health education. Use this toolkit to celebrate NHEW in your community.

For more than 22 years, SOPHE has celebrated National Health Education Week during the third week of October.

Join us to promote the value and role of health education specialists in improving consumer health and wellness through health education and health promotion. Due to popular demand, NHEW #2020 features webinars this week.

Celebrating National Health Education Week – NHEW 2020


Monday, October 19 | Health Equity and Racism Elimination: Advocating for Change 

Activity: Webinar – Equity and Anti-Racism Approaches to Public Health | 

Tuesday, October 20 | Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Activity: Webinar – Emergency Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field 

Wednesday, October 21 | Mental Health & Mindfulness

Activity: Webinar – Supporting Employee Mental Health and Well-being during COVID-19 

Thursday, October 22 | Health Literacy: Words Matter

Activity: Webinar – Health Literacy: Words Matter 

Friday, October 23 | Career Settings for a Health Education/Promotion Specialist

Activity: Webinar – A Snapshot of Health Education and Promotion Career Settings 


As we celebrated NHEW, we honored the work of  health providers, healthcare workers and health education specialists that are helping us through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognize health education specialists for their contributions to promoting and improving individual and population health and to providing health education and health promotion services for cost-effective prevention, wellness, and disease management.