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 (NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. 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.
The public health system that keeps our communities healthy and safe is evolving to offer consumers more choices than ever. Find out where to start to keep you and your family healthy. During National Public Health Week 2016, April 4-10, the American Public Health Association will highlight how supporting public health and prevention can create a healthier nation for all.
Montgomery County Health Department will share ways that you can take preventive measures — big and small — in your families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools to live longer and healthier lives. The healthiest nation begins today!
Each day of the week represents a different public health message. Be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for additional information on activities and healthy happenings in Montgomery County.
Changing our health means ensuring conditions that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy. Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016 and become a part of the movement for change:
Build a nation of safe, healthy communities
Help all young people graduate from high school
The relationship between increased economic mobility and better health