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National Public Health Week 2012

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Updated April 04, 2012

National Public Health Week 2012

National Public Health Week 2012

Photo courtesy of the American Public Health Association

National Public Health Week:

First proclaimed by President Bill Clinton, National Public Health Week has been observed during the first full week of April since 1995 "to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public's health."

National Public Health Week 2012:

This year, National Public Health Week is being observed from April 2 - 8, 2012. The National Prevention Strategy is the focus of this year's National Public Health Week.

A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!:

This year's theme is A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!

Everyone can get involved by following National Public Health Week (@NPHW) on Twitter and using the #NPHW hastagt.

Each day, NPHW will focus on a different topic:

Find a NPHW event near you and get involved.

Previous themes included:

  • 2011 - Safety is NO Accident
  • 2010 - start small, think big
  • 2009 - Building the Foundation for a Healthy America
  • 2008 - Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance
  • 2007 - Take the First Step!
  • 2006 - Designing Healthy Communities: Raising Healthy Kids
  • 2005 - Prevent, Protect and Plan
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