Public Health Week is Here!

National Public Health Week - Healthiest Nation 2030

​Please join us for a week of FREE healthy and fun activities in the Greater Nashua Region. Activities can be enjoyed by all ages! Please note that some activities do require registration prior to the event. For more information please contact Courtney Ellison or 603-589-4552

Public Health Week Program of Events

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Join Us on Social Media for Daily Updates

Find us on Facebook and Twitter @NashuaDPHCS

​Join your community in attending NPHW events throughout the Greater Nashua Region. Share your pictures and experiences on the Division of Public Health and Community Services Twitter and Facebook throughout the week of April 3-9. We look forward to seeing what you and your friends and family are up to! Use #NashuaPublicHealthWeek2017 to keep us posted!

APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge — #1BillionSteps

​Walking is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health. Step it up and join the American Public Health Association's 1 Billion Steps Challenge. Fine more information here.

2017 Public Health Week City of Nashua Employee Walking Challenge​

It's that time again! City of Nashua employees please join us in the Public Health Week Employee Walking Challenge. Last year over 50 percent of the participants averaged 10K steps a day, the American Heart Association’s daily recommended steps. Prizes totaling over $200 will be awarded to the three participants with the highest step totals for the week. New this year –Walkers not qualifying for the top three prizes will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a three month YMCA membership. Raffle tickets will be earned each day of the challenge for every 10K steps a day you walk (10K =1 raffle ticket, 30K= 3 raffle tickets). For example, if you walk 20k steps a day for five days, you will have the chance to be entered into the raffle ten times.

If you would like to participate, you can do so in many ways:

• Fitbit tracker—If you have a Fitbit or download the Fitbit app and use the mobile tracker, Courtney will organize a workweek challenge and date will sync as you log into the app. ​

• Pedometer—If you have a pedometer or other similar tracker, you can record your number of steps and give daily updates on your progress. ​

• Other trackers—If you have any other walking tracker band/ program/etc., you can keep track and provide daily updates

​• Keep track of miles walked and use conversion table – If you keep track of miles walked in lieu of steps taken then you can use the table below to get your approximate steps per mile. You will have to provide daily updates on steps taken. ​​

​If you would like to participate, please register no later than Friday, March 24th by emailing Courtney Ellison at and provide her with you method of participation. If you are using a Fitbit or Fitbit app, please also provide the email address it is linked to as this will allow Courtney to add you to the Fitbit workweek challenge. Daily leaderboard updates will be emailed to all participants. The Challenge will run from 12AM Monday morning, April 3rd to 11:59PM Friday, April 7th. To kick off National Public Health Week, the Division of Public Health and Community Services is hosting a “Walk with the Mayor” beginning at noon on Monday April 3rd. This will be a great way to rack up some steps!

2017 Employee Walking Challenge Results

​Please stay tuned for updates!