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National Public Health Week Daily Themes

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.


Voting and other forms of civic engagement shape our community and how it allocates resources to support our opportunity for healthy lives. And studies show better public health outcomes in states where more people vote.

Where we live, work and play can have a huge effect on our health. Let’s build healthy neighborhoods with safe places to live, be active and access fresh nutritious food, to provide everyone with the opportunity for healthy lives.

Climate Change (Wednesday)

Climate change is the most pressing threat to human health. By buying less, supporting green spaces and transitioning to renewable energy, we can lessen the health impacts of climate change. For everyone’s sake, let’s make a change now.

Public health is all about preventing disease, diagnosing health conditions and encouraging health and well-being. Let’s take advantage of smartwatches, health apps, telehealth and other innovations to improve the nation’s health.

Reproductive and sexual health care have been under attack. Let’s make reproductive care and screening for cancers and STIs common and accessible to all.

Emergency preparedness can protect you and your loved ones. Have a plan & emergency supplies and practice what to do. Consider how you can help local organizations support underserved communities, where disasters often worsen inequities.

Public health's future is all about teaming up with others to end racism and advocate for community well-being. Together, let’s make sure every person has access to the support and care they need for a healthier life.

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