April 3-9, 2023 | Ensuring everyone, in all cultural communities, has a chance at a long and healthy life.
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week.
As public health professionals, we should address and prevent the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk. We can use social determinants of health to understand how those causes are different for each person based on various factors like race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and financial situation.
Our work should focus on inclusion and equity to ensure decisions are made with everyone’s health in mind, we can build healthier communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation.