Celebrating National Public Health Week 2022
April 11, 2022
From April 4-10, 2022, the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) community celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) with events held in-person and virtually.
NPHW is an initiative led by the American Public Health Association (APHA). The theme that was selected for this year was “Public Health Is Where You Are” and focused on making our communities stronger, healthier, and safer.
Student-led organizations including the Community Health and Prevention Club, Health Management and Policy Club, Public Health Doctoral Student Advisory Group, Maternal and Child Health Student Organization & Peer Health Educators, and the Student Government Organization at DSPH each organized events virtually and in-person. This included a game night, movie screening, a Narcan training, and more.
The Community Health and Prevention Club, Public Health Doctoral Student Advisory Group, and the Student Government Organization sold DSPH merch that raised funds for the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP). AVP is a nonprofit that provides counseling and support services to youth/adult victims of violence and homicide in Philadelphia. The merch included t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hoodies with the Drexel dragon and the 2022 NPHW theme “Public Health Is Where You Are” printed on them.
Leaders of the Student Government Organization also used social media to share daily NPHW themed graphics provided by the APHA. These graphics raise awareness of varied public health matters: Racism: A Public Health Crisis (Monday); Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future (Tuesday); Community: Collaboration and Resilience (Wednesday); World Health Day: Health is a Human Right (Thursday); Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap (Friday); Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity (Saturday); and Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health (Sunday). These 2022 shareable graphics are still available for use.
As part of APHA’s commitment to advocacy, members sent and can still send action alerts to encourage elected officials to protect public health. These action alerts allow health professionals to use their voices to make a difference in the policymaking process and help shape the national debate on public health issues.
Thank you to all who participated in NPHW. We look forward to the next NPHW which will take place April 3-9, 2023.
Click the image to view an infographic from APHA that presents the daily themes of National Public Health Week 2022: