HSC celebrates National Public Health Week 2022

April 4, 2022 • Uncategorized

By Sally Crocker

April 4-10 marks National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2022, a time for celebrating the many ways that public health makes communities healthier, stronger and safer. This year’s theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.”

This annual event is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA, through its members and partnerships, is working to build the healthiest nation, community by community. Now in its 150th year, APHA champions the health of all people and all communities and works to strengthen the public health profession.

Daily themes for National Public Health Week 2022 include accessibility, climate change, community, mental wellness, public health work force, World Health Day and racism.

In joining this year’s celebration, the HSC Public Health Student Government Association (PHSGA) has planned speaker presentations on climate change and racism as a public health crisis, a film screening and discussion on the importance of the public health workforce, a virtual food drive with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, a World Health Day event and more.

PHSGA and the HSC School of Public Health invite all to join in this year’s celebration. For more information on this national event, please visit National Public Health Week 2022.