April 3-9, 2023 is the 28th
National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year's theme is Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health. Our cultures have always shaped our health. We learn from the communities we're born in and that we build together. For this NPHW, we look to community leaders as our health leaders. We celebrate the unique and joyful ways different cultures focus on health. And we look to how we can learn from each other, with humility and openness.
Learn more with APHA's fact sheet. Day 2:
Violence affects our individual physical, mental and emotional well-being, and our communities too. That’s why effective, culturally specific interventions are crucial to making a difference. Learn more about what can be done with APHA's fact sheet. Day 3:
Inadequate access to inclusive and affordable reproductive and sexual health care harms people’s health, particularly those living in marginalized communities. That’s why we must create a world where the full range of reproductive care is accessible to everybody. Learn more with APHA's fact sheet. Day 4:
Mental health is a vital component of public health. Those who struggle with their mental health do not deserve to struggle in silence. We must work with our communities to advocate for policies and practices that work towards improving mental health conditions. Learn more with APHA's fact sheet Day 5:
Folks in rural and frontier areas have specific health needs. There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution! APHA's fact sheet outlines some of the ways public health can work with rural communities to protect health near and far. Day 6:
From disability rights to health literacy, learn more about accessibility in APHA's fact sheet. Day 7:
Accessibility and affordability of nutritious food can determine a lifetime of health outcomes. To ensure everyone has the food they need to thrive, systemic changes are essential. Learn more with APHA's fact sheet.