During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each year, APHA assigns daily themes to NPHW that seek to tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk and bring awareness to ensure that everyone has the chance to live a long and healthy life.

The Public Health Program's MPH Student Ambassadors and Public Health Association coordinate events for NPHW across Virginia Tech's campus and in the surrounding community for students, faculty/staff, and community members. 

Please email any questions to phs@vt.edu.

National Public Health Week 2019 banner

For 2019, NPHW week falls on April 1-7. Below are the NPHW events planned by the Public Health Program.

  • Monday (4/1)
    • Theme: Healthy Communities
    • Lunchtime Walk Around Duck Pond
    • Meet at VMCVM, VMIA lobby
    • 12:00pm – 12:45pm
  • Tuesday (4/2)
    • Theme: Violence Prevention
    • Violent behavior awareness information booth outside D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday (4/3)
    • Theme: Rural Health
      REVIVE Training (opioid overdose and naloxone education)
    • VMCVM, VMIA Classroom 220
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm
    • RSVP here (training capped at 20 participants)
  • Thursday (4/4)
    • Theme: Technology in Public Health
    • How phones can be healthy interactive booth outside D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm 
  • Friday (4/5)
    • Theme: Climate Change
    • How climate influences tick population interactive booth outside D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm