National Public Health Week 2019

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. 

During each day of National Public Health Week, the American Public Health Association will focus on a particular public health topic. These are crucial areas in public health that are important to the success of creating the healthiest nation we can, but this cannot be achieved unless everyone does their part.

Themes for each day of the week:

 Monday  Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday    Friday    Saturday & Sunday






 Technology &
Public Health




Tools Available to Use

Click here for more information and  tools you can use to promote and  celebrate national public health week!

NDPHA Fundraiser during National Public Health Week!

During National Public Health Week, NDPHA is holding a jeans week fundraiser! Individuals  participating in this fundraiser are asked to donate $1 a day that they wear jeans during the week of April 1-7. Below is a flyer for you to print off  public health unit, school, or place of work to advertise to employees about NDPHA's National Public Health Week fundraiser. There are also stickers available for people who have paid to wear jeans. 

  • Jeans Week Flyer - Here
  • Jeans Week Stickers (to be printed on Avery Labels 5160) - Here

Please make checks payable to NDPHA and mail them to NDPHA, PO Box 7282, Bismarck, ND 58507-7282.. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sue Kahler at or 701.355.1597.



Despite the tremendous improvements public health has made in the 20th Century, Americans live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than people in other high-income countries. For example we rank 34th in life expectancy. We need to work together to improve health and well-being. That's why APHA created Generation Public Health. We're a growing movement of people, organizations and communities collaborating across sectors to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for a long and healthy life. We promise to support efforts to improve the social and environmental factors that affect everyone's health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices. It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

Click here to take the pledge!

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