Kansas City, KS, April 04, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) invites communities across Kansas to celebrate National Public Health Week on April 3-9 by recognizing the contributions and successes of public health and working to improve population health in Kansans.
The American Public Health Association and KPHA recognize that improving our health means ensuring conditions in which everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.
KPHA is focused this year on policies addressing the public health system, tobacco and nicotine, physical activity and nutrition, immunizations, healthcare coverage, community water fluoridation and campus carry. KPHA’s policy statements can be found at www.kpha.us/policy-statements.
“The protection of health and environment in our communities takes place in spite of stretched or depleted funding as well as missed opportunities in health policy that would improve the quality of life for our family and neighbors. During this National Public Health Week, please join KPHA in advocating for a stronger public health system that will support statewide and local efforts to prevent and reduce the prevalence of infectious and chronic disease in Kansas.”
-Dr. Robert Moser, KPHA President
APHA’s theme for NPHW is Healthiest Nation 2030. Each day represents a different aspect of public health that is relevant both nationally and in Kansas.
- Monday kicks off the week with advocating for public health. We’ll outline the latest major changes in the public health community and what they mean for our health. Visit the KPHA website firstname.lastname@example.org for our policy statements and to watch the KPHA Year in Review video.
- Tuesday‘s theme is Epidemiology/Surveillance.
Using the #NPHW on social media, share resources on how to prevent disease and @KSPublicHealth for a chance to win a free registration to the 2017 KPHA Conference.
- Building a nation of safe, healthy communities is Wednesday’s theme. On April 5th, APHA will host the seventh annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Follow @NPHW to learn more! This is a chance for communities to highlight what public efforts are taking place in their communities using the hashtag #kphacommhealth.
- Thursday will focus on health justice and equity. Kansans will learn how public health programs in their community are addressing health inequity from shared stories on our social media websites and by visiting the APHA health equity website https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/health-equity
- Friday is APHA’s NPHW Student Day. This is a day to engage with students online and increase awareness about careers in public health using #NPHW on Twitter.
Join the Kansas Public Health Association on Twitter (@KSPublicHealth) and like our Facebook page (facebook.com/KansasPublicHealthAssociation) to share the many ways public health has improved the wellbeing of people in your community.