National Public Health Week is Celebrated from April 3 – 9
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National Public Health Week is Celebrated from April 3 – 9

April 03 2023

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is celebrated from April 3 – 9, a time to recognize the many contributions of public health in our community’s health and wellbeing.  The vital role that public plays in our daily lives became more noticeable recently during the pandemic. However, public health is present in our daily lives and requires everyone’s contribution and awareness.  This year’s theme is “Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health”. Feeling like we belong, being a part of our communities and fostering cultural connections supports our health and the quality of our lives.  The featured daily themes this year are: 

Monday: Community - Whether virtual, physical or both, connection with community is vital to living your healthiest life.

Tuesday: Violence Prevention - Violence is an ongoing public health threat because it creates more obstacles to living a healthy life.

Wednesday: Reproductive and Sexual Health - We can work together and make sure everyone has the right and ability to access safe, affordable and individual care when making reproductive and sexual health decisions.

Thursday: Mental Health - Each year, one in five Americans will experience mental illness. Mental health is public health. Prevention, early detection and treatment of mental health conditions can lead to improved physical and community health.

Friday: Rural Health - Rural communities are some of the most vulnerable populations to public health threats. We can work toward a more robust, inclusive public health system that ensures everyone is reached.

Saturday: Accessibility - We can close the health equity gap by reducing health disparities in health insurance, increasing physical accessibility to care, improving availability of appropriate care and building more inclusive public health programs and communities.

Sunday: Food and Nutrition - Access to fresh, quality and nutritious food is the foundation to living a healthy life. We can work together to make sure our communities have that access and advocate for those communities who don’t.

As we celebrate NPHW, we reiterate Harris County Pubic Health’s commitment to public health and encourage our residents to help us make our communities healthier, safer and stronger by supporting and staying engaged with one another.

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Source: Harris County Public Health

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