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During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. For over 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.

Join us in observing National Public Health Week 2019 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’ll celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.



Monday — Healthy Communities

Tuesday — Violence Prevention

Wednesday — Rural Health

Thursday — Technology and Public Health

Friday — Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday — Global Health

Check out the Healthiest Nation Fact Sheets.



IPHA Membership Discount

To celebrate NPHW, IPHA is offering 25% off of 2019 Individual, Retired, and Student memberships!

Use the following codes to receive your discount:

Individual: NPHW19

Retired: NPHW19R

Student: NPHW19S


If you have any questions, please contact Lanie Kepler ( 



ALA Health Professional's Letter to US EPA

APHA is working with the American Lung Association to gather signatures on a health professionals’ letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to undermine or weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards or the determination that EPA’s actions on these standards were appropriate and necessary. They would like to get a strong showing from health professionals across the nation to protect these critical standards from being rolled back. The deadline to sign on is COB April 15, 2019.

The goal is to get at least one signer from all 50 states and hopefully multiple/additional signers from all states.

Note that the letter is for individuals, not organizations.



IPHA Legislative Advocacy

2019 IPHA Legislative Priorities

IPHA Advocacy Guidelines

IPHA Witness Slip Tutorial


Communicating the Value of Public Health

Building Capacity to Share Stories and Speak with One Voice  


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