NPHW 2021 : Strengthening Community

Today’s NPHW daily theme focuses on strengthening the community. Our communities can keep us safe and help us get and stay healthy.

We’re talking about building places that are healthy and safe to live, where everyone can have their needs met. And we’re also talking about making connections with our neighbors and investing in each other. Community bonds can help relieve stress, build stronger immune systems and create a level of trust within the community. They are a key factor in making real change in the lives of people who face discrimination.

Talk is a big part of today’s NPHW plans: The NPHW Twitter Chat starts at 2 p.m. ET! It’s the biggest public health conversation of the year, celebrating everything public health has accomplished and talking about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

 

 

Read and share today’s Public Health Newswire post on how a Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge project in Perry County, Kentucky, is working to reduce food insecurity. And, we’re very pleased to share that President Biden issued a presidential proclamation on Monday officially designating the week of April 5-11 as National Public Health Week. The proclamation highlights the key role the public health workforce has played in the COVID-19 response, the important public health provisions contained in the American Rescue Plan and the need to address other critical public health issues, including improving health equity and protecting the public from climate change, air pollution, gun violence and other public health threats.

 

Keep talking. Keep sharing. The public health community is strong, and that’s what makes NPHW such a celebration.

 

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