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Dear NPHW Supporter,

National Public Health Week is fast approaching. Read-on to find out more about what’s being planned and how you can get involved!

Have you downloaded the NPHW Toolkit?
Visit the National Public Health Week website at and download the NPHW 2013 Toolkit. The toolkit is a great way to learn about NPHW 2013 and how to get involved. Inside you’ll find fact sheets, media outreach materials, event ideas, legislative information and other helpful resources and activities.

While you’re at the NPHW 2013 website, take a look around at some of the many additional features and opportunities for NPHW 2013, which include:

  • Becoming a partner: Join NPHW 2013 as a local, state or national partner and help spread the message of NPHW 2013. 
  • Submitting an event: Let us help you spread the word about your event, submit your plans and have the event posted on our event calendar for all to see.
  • Check the Ccalendar: Find out what others in your community and across the nation are doing for NPHW.
  • Logos and downloads: Download NPHW graphics and messages

Public Health Student Day and contest
The fourth annual Public Health Student Day will be held on Friday, April 5. This is a chance for students to step up and lead their campuses and communities toward healthier lives.

There are only a few days left to get your video in for the National Public Health Week Student Contest. Send us a video of how you will get involved on your campus or in your community for a chance to win money toward your event and a visit from APHA leadership. Full details can be found here. The new deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Any questions can be sent to Matt Makara at

NPHW Infographic Contest
Have a creative side? Show it off by entering the NPHW Infographic Contest. Individuals and teams of up to five are encouraged to participate. Create a public health related infographic and focus on local, state, national or global public health. Full contest details, including dates and prizes, can be found here. Any questions related to the NPHW Infographic Contest can be sent to Go to to start making your infographic today!

NPHW on social media
Help us kick off NPHW by following us on . Add #NPHW to your Twitter stream and get daily updates, news, tips and more. 

APHA will host a live online Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. EST. More details on this event will be released in the coming weeks. Use #NPHWchat for the chat and to post comments, ask questions, and share ideas. All are welcome to join!

National Public Health Week 2013 is being featured on the American Public Health Association Facebook page. ‘Like’ the APHA Facebook page and join the conversation around NPHW.

'Escape Fire'
Don’t miss your chance to host a FREE screening of "Escape Fire", the award-winning film that investigates the American health care system, during NPHW. We’ve had a great response so far and there’s still time to bring this film to your community, but time is running out. Contact by Monday, Feb. 25, with your interest to be eligible for this great opportunity.

Open Streets
Open Streets temporarily closes streets to automobile traffic so that people may use them for physical activity, such as walking, bicycling and dancing. This fun and family friendly initiative, led by health agencies and advocates in cities across the country, continues to educate communities and promote physical activity. To learn more visit and start thinking about how you can bring Open Streets to your community during NPHW and beyond.

Partner meeting recordings
Unable to attend the partner meetings in January? No problem. Recordings of each partner meeting as well as the slides are available on the NPHW website under books and resources. Watch now to learn more about NPHW, utilizing social media and plans for NPHW 2013.

APHA videos
APHA is happy to announce that copies of ‘Healthiest Nation in One Generation’ and ‘A Healthier America’ are now available. Please contact Matt Makara at to request your copy.




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