JOIN THE MOVEMENT
During the first full week of April each year, The American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For over 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of National Public Health Week (NPHW). Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year’s theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.
To ensure everyone has a chance at a long and healthy life, we must also tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk together! Those causes are rooted in how and where we live, learn, work and play. It’s the child who goes to school hungry and can’t take full advantage of the education that leads to a healthier, more productive adulthood. It’s the low-wage worker who must choose between losing much-needed income and staying home with a sick child. It’s the family that struggles to find nutritious, affordable food anywhere in their community. It’s the student who can’t walk to school because there are no sidewalks. These are the types of conditions that shape the health and well-being of our people and communities.
Get Involved Today
Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.
- Join Generation Public Health, a movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.
- Help APHA take 1 billion steps by NPHW. Let’s get everyone moving!
- Use NPHW to support strong public health systems and raise awareness about their role in creating the healthiest nation. Become an advocate for public health.
- Take ActionTake one small step each day for a healthier life.
During this week GCHD will be celebrating by educating individuals and communities on Public Health issues that could effect the health and safety of Grant County residents! Tune in to social media or our website to get the most updated information. Here is our Public Health education schedule.
Monday April 3
Springtime Health and Safety
- Zoonotic Disease- diseases from animals such as Zike, West Nile, Haunta Virus, etc.
- Get out and Get Active
Tuesday April 4
What is a Communicable disease and Why should I care?
- Communicable Diseases
- Chronic Disease
- Cost of an outbreak
Wednesday April 5
Breathe easy- Grant County is smoke and vape free
Thursday April 6
Safe and Healthy Foods for all!
Q&A session via social media with GCHD’s food inspectors
- Food Safety
- Health Eating
Friday April 7
Introduction to GCHD Staff
- Release our 2016 annual report fact sheets
Our goal is to make the Healthy Choice the easy and most affordable choice for all in Grant County!