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Celebrating National Public Health Week at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice

Public Health: Starts Here
April 7-10, 2014



In 1995, former President William Jefferson Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each year since then, the public health community has celebrated this observance by focusing on an issue that is important to improving the public's health. The American Public Health Association (APHA) serves as the lead organizer of NPHW and with the help of its members and hundreds of organizational partners, educates the public, policymakers, and practitioners about the importance of public health and issues related to that year’s NPHW them. Schools across the country schedule a variety of local events during this week (Visit the 2014 NPHW website).

The School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College is celebrating National Public Health Week by hosting events and activities during the week of April 7th surrounding this year’s theme, Public Health: Starts Here

This year's NPHW themes are:

  • Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home.
  • Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.
  • Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
  • Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex.
  • Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe.