National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is April 3-9, 2017

APHA organizes the annual observance to recognize the contributions and importance of public health. Check out our fact sheets to help inform everyone, from policymakers to the general public, of what we must look at to give everyone the opportunity to be healthy — and how we can do it.

Some of the highlights from 2016:

President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value that public health workers deliver to our country every day! He calls on all of us to join in activities and take action to improve the health of our nation.

Listen to Valerie Jarrett's important message about public health that helped kick off the week:

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. For nearly 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.

Future National Public Health Week dates:

April 2-8, 2018
April 1-7, 2019
April 6-12, 2020

We all have a role in supporting a strong public health system and in putting prevention to work in our lives.

Visit the NPHW website