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Each day of National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2018 will focus on a different public health topic that’s critical to creating the healthiest nation. We hope you’ll use each topic to spark new conversations and engage new stakeholders in your community. Every day of NPHW will be a day to celebrate, recognize and honor the contributions of America’s public health workers. 

Daily Themes

Monday: Behavioral Health

Tuesday: Communicable Diseases

Wednesday: Environmental Health

Thursday: Injury and Violence Prevention

Friday: Ensuring the Right to Health


To ensure everyone has a chance at a long and healthy life, we must tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk. Those causes are rooted in how and where we live, learn, work and play. That's why, during National Public Health Week 2018, Generation Public Health is rallying around a goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030.

Get started here by accessing all the tools and tips you'll need for a successful National Public Health Week 2018!



Are you ready to get moving toward better health? APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge helps build excitement for National Public Health Week 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to promote health and well-being in your community.  

The Steps Challenge officially kicks off on Jan. 1 and runs through April 8, the last day of NPHW. To help you and your family, friends and colleagues get moving, all Challenge participants receive free access to Stridekick’s fitness-tracking platform.

Ready to get stepping? You can join Team APHA or another existing team. Or create your own team.

Join today!

And help us spread the word on social media with the hashtag #1BillionSteps.

Not ready to join an existing team or start a team of your own? Share the Steps Challenge with family and friends and encourage them to help you form a team. We make it easy for you to get people moving with the 1 Billion Steps Challenge.