NPHW 2021 : Advancing Racial Equality

Day 2 of National Public Health Week focuses on advancing racial equity. Right now, we’re fighting dual pandemics: COVID-19 and racism. Structural racism has created health inequities for too long. We need to say what we know is true: Racism is a public health crisis.


Send an action alert urging your members of Congress to support health equity legislation. Read and share today’s Public Health Newswire post featuring Aletha Maybank, the American Medical Association’s inaugural chief health equity officer and group vice president, on how to work toward racial equity in communities and beyond.


Join us at 4 p.m. ET today in a dialogue with the American Journal of Public Health about the present and future of public health. Speakers will include AJPH authors, with a panel discussion touching on racial and health equity, COVID-19 and more, plus Q&A from the audience.


Then, tune in at 7 p.m. ET to learn more about the APHA Student Assembly. The Student Assembly helps young professionals grow into the public health leaders that the future will need. Tonight’s 101 event will include an in-depth look at the inner workings of the world’s biggest organization of public health students.


If you like fun facts, round off the day with Family Trivia Night! Questions will range from public health to pop culture to more! It’s good for the whole family and the top teams will be awarded prizes. There will be two sessions so everyone can come join the fun.


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