National Public Health Week Events 2017

All Week: 

  • CPHA PhotoVoice Challenge. Visit CPHA’s Facebook or Instagram pages starting April 3 for more information!
  • Help us walk 1 billion steps by National Public Health Week: Our 1 Billion Steps Challenge is a fun way to connect with others and take steps to improve our nation’s health. The challenge runs from Jan. 9 to April 9, but you can sign up any time. Join our team, or start your own with a group of friends or co-workers. We provide the technology platform that lets you count steps by syncing your device or entering them manually. (Join CPHA's team here)
  • Invite your members of Congress to support NPHW 2017
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and the co-chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus – Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., Rob Wittman, R-Va., Gene Green, D-Texas, Kay Granger, R-Texas, and Jim McGovern, D-Mass., are introducing resolutions in the Senate and House recognizing National Public Health Week. This is an excellent opportunity to encourage your members of Congress to acknowledge the importance of public health, and potentially pave the way for additional support on other public health issues. Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to support public health and co-sponsor the NPHW resolution

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado presents: 

  • Hike up Mt. Falcon! Meet at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. To view flyer click here

Monday, April 3, 2017

Colorado Public Health Association presents: 

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU presents:

  • Public Health Awareness Event - LSC Plaza 

Colorado School of Public Health- UNC presents: 

  • Ignite Session: Careers in Public Health at Atlas Theatre (709 16th St, Greeley, CO 80631) From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

NPHW Webinar: Advancing Physical Activity through Innovative Approaches — Join this webinar to learn about innovative, collaborative approaches to promoting physical activity and preventing chronic diseases. Gain understanding through concrete examples of working with partners to provide physical activity options that advance health equity and promote connecting people to the outdoors. Attend this webinar to learn more about DC Park Rx, Walk with a Doc at the HEALing Community Center in Atlanta, and after-school park programs at Miami-Dade Parks, Florida.

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU Presents: 

  • Sunrise Hike at Horsetooth Reservoir
  • Sushi Demo

Colorado School of Public Health- UNC Presents: 

  • Sex Trivia benefit for “Look Both Ways” at Brix Taphouse and Brewery (813 8th St, Greeley, CO 80631) from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Five dollar donation suggested.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Colorado Public Health Association Presents: 

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU Presents: 

  • Sex Ed/Health Day LSC Plaza

Colorado School of Public Health- UNC Presents: 

  • 4/5 Yoga on the Lawn: Gunter Green outside of Gunter Hall from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Backup location: Brown Hall Centennial Room

NPHW Twitter Chat: This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 5 at 2 p.m. EDT. RSVP.  Follow @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2017 Twitter Chat! Use the official hashtag, #NPHWchat, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the event. Check out the NPHW event page for the RSVP and for more details about the #NPHWchat! Other hashtags are #HealthiestNation2030 and #1BillionSteps

Thursday, April 6, 2017

#ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play 

What roles can aspiring or practicing public health professionals play in climate mitigation and climate adaptation?

Join GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the American Public Health Association (APHA) for a panel discussing the intersection of climate change and public health on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Public health directly impacts the health of our environment. We know climate change is a global issue that affects all of us in different capacities. These changes in climate, largely caused by human activities and behaviors, threaten our health and our livelihoods. We as individuals can either contribute to the problem, or serve as an integral part of the solution.

Explore these issues with us as we celebrate National Public Health Week and the APHA’s Year of Climate Change and Health initiative. 

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU Presents:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Colorado Public Health Association Presents: 

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU: 

  • Announce Photo Contest Winner

Colorado School of Public Health- UNC Presents: 

  • Admitted students dinner at Stuft Burger Bar. Event begins at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Colorado School of Public Health- CSU Presents: 

  • Love Your Park Volunteer Activity: Homestead Natural Area - just Southeast of New Belgium along the Poudre Bike Trail!  Inventory will be taken of last years planting effort, weeding, and trash pick up along river. Volunteers will be provided gloves, hand shovels, trash bags for weeds/trash.

  • Bike Activity - 10am Meet at LSC Plaza Colorado RSVP.

More activities are coming soon! Check out for more events. To view more ColoradoSPH events click here

Looking for more ways to get involved?

Become an NPHW partner and become part of Generation Public Health, APHA's movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.  In recognition, APHA will list your organization as a supporting partner on both the NPHW and Generation Public Health websites.

Check out the NPHW fact sheets: NPHW strives to educate and bring attention to the ways in which APHA is working to prevent chronic disease and to reduce health disparities in nine focus areas. See the nine fact sheets and download them as PDFs in English, French, and Spanish.

Celebrate NPHW with a special event — or join an event that is already happening in your community. Check out the NPHW events calendar and interactive map for more information. 

Show your support for science  – If you believe sound science should be the foundation for decision-making, wear it proudly! APHA is a partner in the March for Science and is offering a variety of T-shirts that let you show your support for public health.