Public Health Week is now over. We look forward to next year's celebration in 2024!
For the twelfth consecutive year, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services celebrated National Public Health Week on April 3-9, 2023. The theme was “Centering and Celebrating Cultures of Health" and recognized how cultures shape health and the unique ways different cultures focus on health.
On Monday, April 3, Nashua DPHCS along with over 25 community partners came together to celebrate the start of Public Health Week with a Public Health Week Kickoff Event at St. Patrick's Gym in Nashua.
During the event, City of Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess read a proclamation declaring April 3 to April 7, 2023 as Greater Nashua Public Health Week. Attendees joined the Mayor for a walk through Downtown Nashua following the proclamation reading, ending back at St. Patrick's Gym for the Cultures of Health Community Celebration. The celebration included vendors, giveaways, and a free raffle.
We are so grateful for all of our partners, AccessTV, Soel Sistas, Nashua DPHCS staff, and community members who helped to make this event a success!
2022 National Public Health Week
For the eleventh consecutive year, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) on April 4 -10, 2022. The National Public Health Week 2022 theme was "Public Health is Where You Are" and had the goal of engaging with individuals, families, and organizations to celebrate how our community works together to ensure that everyone has the best opportunity to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment.
We commenced the celebration on Monday, April 4 with a Greater Nashua Public Health Week Kickoff Event at Nashua City Hall. Mayor Jim Donchess read a proclamation declaring April 4 to 10, 2022 as Greater Nashua Public Health Week and Director Bobbie D. Bagley followed with closing remarks.
Following the proclamation reading, Mayor Donchess and community members took part in a Walk with the Mayor down Main Street, returning to City Hall for our Community Resource Fair. Over 20 partnering organizations attended and shared a wealth of information on services and programs available to community members in the Greater Nashua region. We are so grateful for all of our partners, staff, and community members who helped to make this event a success!
Throughout the rest of the week, the Nashua DPHCS:
Shared PSA videos with community partners to celebrate the importance of partnerships in improving a community's health and wellbeing - videos can be found on our YouTube page
Posted daily social media content to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Sent daily updates via our newsletter on NPHW themes, including videos on each theme by Public Health Network Strategist and Public Health Matters host Jane Goodman - videos can be found here
Promoted health education, resources, virtual event offerings, and free events throughout the Greater Nashua Public Health Region
Sent a press release to local media outlets to highlight Nashua DPHCS' work throughout the past year, including COVID-19 response and relocation to 18 Mulberry Street