National Public Health Week, an annual observance led by APHA, is being celebrated April 1-7. While the week’s focus is on overall public health, it’s also the perfect opportunity to share information on getting ready for disasters.
When you’re hosting your NPHW events, look for ways to bring preparedness into the conversation. Each day of NPHW has its own theme, which gives you lots of possibilities. Monday is healthy communities, Tuesday is violence prevention,Wednesday is rural health, Thursday is technology and public health and Friday is climate change. Saturday and Sunday are both focused on global health, which ties in nicely to World Health Day on April 7.
Still need inspiration? Use some of our preparedness ideas:
- Organize a community food drive using our toolkit to support your local food bank.
- Hold a town hall and share information on disasters in your community and include evacuation routes and local shelter locations.
- Set up a table at your local grocery store and hand out emergency stockpile shopping lists.
- Having a health fair? Share some of our Get Ready fact sheets and play some of our Get Ready games with kids.
Add your events to the NPHW calendar. Want to see your photos on the NPHW site? Tag your Instagram posts with #NPHW.
Be sure to tune into our live NPHW Forum on April 1, Twitter chat on April 3 and career panel webcast on April 4.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and prepared National Public Health Week!