This year’s theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health" emphasizes the importance of collective action to create healthier communities. NPHW 2019 will bring together various people and organizations in the spirit of translating science into actions to help achieve our goal of being the healthiest nation by 2030.

 NPHW is a unique opportunity to work cross-sector in creating innovative ideas and directions for the future of our nation’s health.

Each day of NPHW 2019 will focus on a public health topic. We hope you’ll use these topics to spark conversations and engage new stakeholders in your community.  

Monday — Healthy Communities

Tuesday — Violence Prevention

Wednesday — Rural Health

Thursday — Technology and Public Health

Friday — Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday — Global Health


National Public Health Week brings together communities across the United States to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. A series of activities, events and conversations will engage different people and organizations to promote the importance of public health.


Join us during NPHW 2019 to celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.









Here are all of the exciting ways APHA is acting for National Public Health Week 2019, in D.C. and online! 

Monday, April 1
NPHW Forum
Join us in Washington, D.C., or online for our conversation on grassroots activism and how people can act locally to effect positive change in their communities! 1-3 p.m. ET with a reception after. Learn more here (and RSVP for in-person or online participation):

Tuesday, April 2
Healthy Communities Webinar
APHA is partnering with the Aetna Foundation and U.S. News and World Report for the second Healthy Communities Ranking announcement webinar. 3-4 p.m. ET.  A great opportunity to see where your communities rank, what metrics they're using and how things have improved from lsat year. Register:

Tuesday, April 2
Public Health Trivia Night
Are you in the Washington, D.C. area? Then join us for public health trivia night, 6-9 p.m. at Board Room in Dupont Circle! Free snacks, cash bar, prizes available! RSVP here:

Wednesday, April 3
NPHW Twitter Chat
It's the biggest public health conversation of the year! Join APHA online as we lead the conversation with hundreds of other public health leaders. Hosted by @NPHW and using the #NPHWChat hashtag. 2-3 p.m. ET. RSVP here: (and send me a message if you'd like the questions in advance!)

Thursday, April 4
Student Day Career Panel
"You're graduating. Now what?" APHA has partnered with students from American University's Public Health Program to host an event specifically for public health students. Early- and mid-career professionals will share how they made the jump from public health student to pro, with lots of Q&A opportunities for the audience in Washington, D.C., and online! RSVP here (webcast link coming soon!): 


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