Public Health Week

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It's that time of year again... Public Health Week!

The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) invites our community to join us in celebrating 2021 National Public Health Week form April 5th to 11th. Public Health Week is a national campaign organized by the American Public Health Association to recognize the contributions of public health and celebrate public health efforts in communities across the nation and around the world. This year's theme is 'Building bridges to Better Health'. 

The goal of this week is to engage 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. Please join us for an interactive week of learning and focusing on prevention, healthy choices, and the importance of community in Greater Nashua.

Public Health Week Daily Themes

During each day of Public Health Week, we focus on a particular topic critical to the goal of creating the healthiest community. This year's daily themes represent pieces of the bridges that keep us connected and help move us closer to better health. Click on each theme below to learn more.

Let’s Learn about Public Health!

Public health is a fascinating subject - but what is it exactly? Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health efforts focus on improving the health of a population and preventing health problems before they happen. It is a broad field and covers a range of topics such as air pollution, epidemiology, communicable disease control, risk assessment, and health promotion. 

Check out the following resources to learn more about public health and what we do at the Nashua DPHCS.

Video Clips

Interactive Games

  • Outbreak at Watersedge: This interactive game will introduce you to the world of public health as you help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.
  • The POD Game: Join the team in the middle of a Public Health Emergency at the Point of Dispensing (POD) and help your city respond! Learn the importance of public health emergency preparedness.
  • The Great Flu: Fight the outbreak of a deadly virus and even work to prevent it in this interactive game based on a scenario from the Spanish Flu. 
  • Watch a webinar provided by the American Public Health Association on a topic you’re interested in learning more about!

Activities & Events

Prevent the Spread and Stay Healthy!

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown a curveball in our ability to host and attend physical events during this week, but we assure you that this will still be a week of entertainment and education for all. Although most events will be held virtually, we encourage all who do attend any in-person activities to celebrate safely by wearing a face covering, staying six feet away from people you do not live with, avoiding large crowds, and washing your hands often. If you are interested in learning more about COVID-19, visit our website!

What’s Happening in Greater Nashua

Check back closer to Public Health Week for a full list of free, fun events!

Download & Share our Public Health Week Flyer

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Stay Connected

Facebook: NashuaDPHCS  |  Twitter: @NashuaPHealth  |  Instagram: NashuaDPHCS  |  YouTube: Nashua Public Health

The American Public Health Association is hosting its 11th annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 7th at 2 PM. We invite you to join to chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished, and talk about where the movement is going. To participate, follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.