April 11, 2017 4:29 PMCategory: Health Equity

GREEN STREETS: A Health Impact Assessment of the Lawrence Green Streets Program

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This post was originally posted here. In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017) and in the spirit of APA’s Plan4Health Project, the APA-MA Chapter and SCD Division of APA just released a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment on the Benefits of Streets Trees in the built environment. The physical environment in which we […]

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February 24, 2017 11:17 AMCategory: Physical Activity

APHA celebrates National Public Health Week

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Join APHA in celebrating National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2017. Here are three easy ways to get involved: Join APHA in their 1 Billion Steps Challenge by walking 1 billion steps by April 9. Start a team or join the APHA team! Get started. Participate in NPHW activities. The first event will be the NPHW Forum. […]

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January 19, 2017 1:33 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Walk 1 Billion Steps by National Public Health Week

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Start the New Year off by walking the talk and giving yourself the gift of improved health. Help us walk 1 billion steps by National Public Health Week from Jan. 9 – April 9, or any time in between! It’s not too late to start! Regular physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such […]

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November 15, 2016 2:08 PMCategory: Health Equity

APHA Launches Campaign for National Public Health Week 2017

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With more than 11,000 public health advocates and professionals in Denver for the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, APHA excitedly announced the launch of National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2017. Taking advantage of the attention and rapt audience, NPHW was featured in the APHA Annual Meeting Blog during the meeting. Read the story, NPHW […]

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April 12, 2016 8:26 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

National Public Health Week Recap

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National Public Health Week (NPHW) has come and gone and thanks to the support of public health advocates around the country it was another great success! This year, nearly 400 local, state, national, and federal organizations signed-up as partners to help raise awareness around the importance of public health. Just as he did in 2015, […]

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April 4, 2016 8:33 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

National Public Health Week Starts Today!

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Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week 2016 (NPHW)! Coordinated by the American Public Health Association (APHA), NPHW is a time to educate our nation on the importance of public health and to raise awareness about the role public health plays in the well-being of our nation. To kick-off the week, President Barack Obama has […]

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March 22, 2016 2:46 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

National Public Health Week is April 4 – 10, 2016

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The value of public health is often overlooked but can’t be overstated. Public health is a multi-faceted field that works together to promote and protect the health all of people and communities. Public health efforts are believed to have added nearly 25 years to the average life expectancy of people in the United States this […]

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