Public Health Week

Thank you for joining us for National Public Health Week 2021!

For the tenth year in a row, the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS), along with its many community partners, participated in National Public Health Week from April 5 to 11, 2021

How did Public Health Celebrate?

In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it was more important than ever to celebrate the efforts of public health. During National Public Health Week, we raised awareness of public health, promoted healthy behaviors, and, of course, had fun! We celebrated the power of prevention, advocated for healthy and fair policies, shared strategies for successful partnerships, and championed the role of a strong public health system.

2021 Public Health Week Photo Collage

Public Health Week in Greater Nashua was kicked off on Monday, April 5th via Facebook Live by the City of Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, accompanied by the Director of Nashua DPHCS, Bobbie D. Bagley. Mayor Donchess read a proclamation declaring April 5 to 11, 2021 as Greater Nashua Public Health Week and Director Bagley closed out with remarks. We encourage our community to watch the recorded video here.

On Monday, we also joined Lamprey Health Care to celebrate their award of $3M through the American Recovery Plan from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Lamprey provides health care to many low-income individuals and many uninsured clients. These funds are vital to continuing the mission of this great community health care center. A mobile health unit was purchased with Cares Act funds. 

To keep the celebration going, on Wednesday, April 7th, we recognized the hard work and contributions of Nashua DPHCS Staff during Public Health Staff Appreciation Day. We invited our community partners to join us at the Nashua City Hall Steps as Mayor Donchess hosted a recognition ceremony. This was a great event and we are so thankful for all of our dedicated Public Health Staff and Community Partners! Watch the recorded ceremony here.

Throughout the rest of the week we:

  • Hosted outreach tables at various community organizations with public health information
  • Promoted public health education, interactive resources, and activities and virtual events on our website
  • Posted daily social media content to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Participated in the National Public Health Week annual Twitter chat
  • Sent a press release to local media outlets to showcase the work conducted by Nashua DPHCS during the pandemic
  • Published information about Public Health Week in our weekly newsletter

We look forward to continuing the celebration next year from April 4 to 10, 2022!

To learn more about Public Health Week, visit the American Public Health Association.