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This Week is National Public Health Week!

This week, April 1-7, is National Public Health Week (NPHW). The American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the U.S. to observe NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. APHA developed a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.


This year’s theme is Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) provides examples of the contributions of the public health system to advancing Americans’ health. They include increasing life expectancy, delivering vaccines, promoting maternal and infant health and more. See the list from TFAH here.


In addition, the Cook County Department of Public Health's NPHW Public Health Heroes League campaign and social media toolkit are available to NPHIC members. Login as a member to, go to “member only/ COVID” then “what’s new” for access to the toolkit for download, or email