National Public Health Week

This week, April 1-7, is National Public Health Week here in the United States. This week is sponsored by the American Public Health Association and is part of a national effort to focus on the achievements of public health and the most important health issues currently being faced by the country. There are events going on all over the country as well as daily themes and the option to put on your own event or become an overall partner in NPHW. National Public Health Week has been an annual event since 1995 and the APHA picks a new theme each year that focuses on a specific health issue in America. This year's theme is "Public Health is ROI [Return on Investment]: Save Lives, Save Money." According to the official NPHW website, "The 2013 NPHW theme was developed to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending." Check out the NPHW website here to find an event near you! Cheers to public health and prevention efforts worldwide!