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. But we need your help to get there.
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.
Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being
Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan
Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health
Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet
Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools
Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing
Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life