2008 National Public Health Week

Since 1996, APHA has organized National Public Health Week and developed campaigns to educate the public, policy-makers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health. National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2008 will be observed from April 7–13. We are excited to announce that the theme for this year is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance."

There is a direct connection between climate change and the health of our nation today. Yet, few Americans are aware of the very real consequences of climate change on the health of our communities, our families and our children.

The public health community can help make the connection between the way we lead our lives, our impact on the planet and the planet’s impact on our health. By highlighting these links, we can help Americans make choices and lead life-stylesthat are healthy for them, their families, their communities and the climate. Doing so will help communities prepare to manage and lessen the impacts of climate change.

By making climate change the theme for 2008, the public health community can ignite a major shift in how our society addresses this unprecedented challenge. APHA will help make the connection between the way we lead our lives, our impact on the planet, and the planet’simpact on our health.


  Visit the Archived -- 2008 NPHW Website