National Public Health Week: Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health

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.

Join APHA, SOPHE and thousands of others to observe National Public Health Week 2023. You will become a member of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

We’ll celebrate the power of community, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.

It’s a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. For over 25 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW.

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CATEGORIES Health Education