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Monday

04/04/2022

8:00 AM - CST
Ends

Sunday

04/10/2022

11:30 PM - CST
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National Public Health Week is here! Public Health is Where You Are

No matter where you are, APHA and IPHA invite you to join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week!

This year’s theme, Public Health Is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. As we celebrate the 27th NPHW, April 4-10, we want everyone to know they can make their communities healthier and safer for all. And as we move slowly back toward gathering in person, we’re focusing not just on what we can do as individuals, but what we can do as communities to protect and prioritize public health.  

This NPHW, we’re taking a look at the intersections of our lives that affect our health and well-being. And we’re encouraging everyone — public health professionals, students, elected leaders and the general public — to step in and do what they can to make our world a more equitable, safe, healthy and just place. We’re also going to have some fun along the way. We hope you’ll join us.

How to Get Involved

Join us in observing NPHW 2022 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for increasing equity and champion the role of a strong public health system.

 

IPHA Scholarship Program Fundraiser: Support Students in Public Health

The Illinois Public Health Association grants several graduate scholarships each year to qualified graduate students in Public Health. The scholarship program's goal is to contribute to increasing the number of Public Health professionals in Illinois by supporting the efforts of Illinois residents seeking advanced degrees in Public Health. Join us in supporting students in public health by purchasing a t-shirt for our scholarship program fundraiser! All proceeds go towards funding our scholarship program for public health students.

 

Events

Monday, April 4 - Racism: A Public Health Crisis

Kickoff Forum: Public Health is Where You Are

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country in this conversation about the intersections of public health and how public health can collaborate with community leaders to build trust and a strong foundation for healthy change. The National Public Health Week Forum is the national kickoff for NPHW.

 

The Legacy of National Negro Health Week: Public Health in 2022

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Join APHA for a conversation about the history of public health weeks in the U.S., from National Negro Health Week to NPHW coming to APHA. Hosted by APHA’s American Journal of Public Health.

 

Tuesday, April 5 - Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future

Student Day: Lessons in Mentoring

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Students are truly the backbone of National Public Health Week. That’s why each year we designate one day of the week as Student Day! Student Day is Tuesday, April 5, 2022. There are plenty of ways to get involved in NPHW, either through developing your own events in your community, or through participating in APHA's Student Day events.

 

Join us for this panel, in partnership with APHA's Student Assembly, to learn how to strengthen your mentoring skills, or how to get started. The audience will learn more about the mentor-mentee relationship, resources and best practices to support the next generation of public health professionals.

 

This session made possible in part through support from Walden University.

 

Getting Hired After Graduation - Young Professionals Panel

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Students are truly the backbone of National Public Health Week. That’s why each year we designate one day of the week as Student Day! Student Day is Tuesday, April 5, 2022. There are plenty of ways to get involved in NPHW, either through developing your own events in your community, or through participating in APHA's Student Day events.

 

This panel, in partnership with APHA's Student Assembly, features a dynamic group of young professionals who navigated the pandemic to secure their public health roles. This webinar is intended for current students who are about to graduate, students interested in applying to graduate school or for those looking to make a career change. The audience will learn how to stand out during the interview process, how to network, experiences to highlight on graduate school applications, and much more!

 

This session made possible in part through support from Walden University.

 

Wednesday, April 6 - Community: Collaboration and Resilience

NPHW Twitter Chat

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Central)

 

Shifting Power and Building Resilience Through Community Collaboration

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Learn how the power of community can help change systems for the better. Public health professionals, local organizers, advocates and engaged community members are invited to join a lively two-part session with members of the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge cohort on Wednesday, April 6, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (CST).

 

These dynamic leaders will highlight community-led, collaborative solutions that contribute to systemic change, build resilience and shift power in communities. After the panel, attendees will join smaller breakout rooms where each panelist will host a more personal conversation with a member of their community about shifting power. Come ready to share your most challenging questions about collaboration and resilience with these community leaders!

 

Thursday, April 7 - World Health Day: Health is a Human Right

 

Friday, April 8 - Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap

Equity and Accessibility in Community: Lessons from the Pandemic and Beyond

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Webinar

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Learn from community leaders in health care, public health and community organizations as they discuss how they’re addressing health in their Cincinnati neighborhoods. Presented in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

 

Saturday, April 9 - Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity

 

Sunday, April 10 - Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health