National Public Health Week 2014

This year National Public Health Week (NPHW) will be held April 7-13.  Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), NPHW brings together communities across the country to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues critical to improving the health of our nation.  The South Carolina Public Health Association held a celebration on Wednesday April 3rd to bring statewide public health experts together.  IMPH’s Dr. Megan Weis serves as the South Carolina representative for APHA and spoke at the event about the NPHW themes.  The themes for each day of NPHW are as follows:

Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start.

From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home. Let us show you around.

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 have a world of public health to show you.

The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina will be hosting the following events for NPHW.

Visit the NPHW calendar to see how the nation is celebrating.

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