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It is National Public Health Week April 1-7!!!

Shelby Hintze Jepperson  | Published on 4/1/2019

It is National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 1-7!


The South Dakota Public Health Association (SDPHA), and partners, have several events and activities to watch for this NPHW.


Watch the SDPHA Facebook, Twitter, and website daily for information posts, infographs, and updates.


Examining Cancer Equity in Rural and Tribal Communities

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

At the Sanford Research Center in Sioux Falls, SD

Hosted by

  • South Dakota Public Health Association

  • Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH)

  • SLM Consulting, LLC


Please join CRCAIH, the South Dakota Public Health Association, and SLM Consulting as we host a Facebook live event to discuss cancer equity in rural and tribal communities during National Public Health week. You can join us in-person in Sioux Falls or online!

This hour-long panel will allow 45 minutes for a panel presentation regarding cancer equity with 15 minutes for Q&A from attendees.

Register here:


National Public Health Week Celebration

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

At Monk’s House of Ale Repute in Sioux Falls, SD

Hosted by

  • South Dakota Public Health Association

  • SLM Consulting, LLC


Join SLM Consulting and the South Dakota Public Health Association to celebrate public health efforts, network, and discuss all things public health. We hope to see you there! #NPHW #NPHWinSD

Are you ready for the year’s biggest public health celebration?


In just three days, APHA and organizers across the country will kick off National Public Health Week — a celebration of public health and its vital role in protecting our health and well-being. There are still plenty of ways to get involved and amplify this year’s theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”


Check out and use our new NPHW fact sheets, which correspond with each of this year’s daily themes: Healthy Communities, Violence Prevention, Rural Health, Technology and Public Health, Climate Change and Global Health. The fact sheets offer info and statistics to help promote #NPHW on social media and foster conversations about creating the healthiest nation.


Attend a NPHW event in your community — the official NPHW website has a list of events happening around the country. (Many state and local health departments, as well as schools of public health and state public health associations, host NPHW events.)


APHA is hosting its own NPHW events that we hope you’ll join, too.



On Monday, April 1, APHA kicks off NPHW with a forum on “Building Healthy Communities from the Grassroots,” featuring Joia Crear-Perry, MD, founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, and other speakers. RSVP to attend or register to watch the webcast.



On Tuesday, April 2, APHA will host a webinar with the Aetna Foundation and U.S. News & World Report on the recently released Healthiest Communities ranking. RSVP now. If you’re in Washington, D.C., don’t forget to check out our Trivia Night at 6 p.m. at Board Room!



On Wednesday, April 3, 2-3 p.m. ET, @NPHW will host its annual #NPHWchat, where we’ll be talking all things public health. RSVP today for the biggest conversation in public health!



On Thursday, April 4, NPHW Student Day celebrates our future public health leaders with a special event and webcast on transitioning into the professional public health world.



On Friday, April 5, APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity will join with young people to focus on how they’re taking action on climate change. Check out our Climate Change fact sheet for ways you can take action.



On Saturday & Sunday of NPHW, APHA will join fellow health organizations in celebrating World Health Day, April 7, and its theme of “Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere.” For more info, check out PAHO’s resources.



Visit the official NPHW site for more info and to find NPHW events in your community. And follow us on Twitter, @NPHW, for the latest updates.


Happy National Public Health Week, everyone!