National Public Health Week (NPHW) is celebrated the first week of April each year, but this year’s theme encompasses a far larger time frame — a whole generation.
NPHW, an initiative of the American Public Health Association, serves as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight important issues and challenges. This year the focus is on addressing the fact that Americans live shorter lives and suffer from more health issues than people in other high-income countries.
The week also draws attention to the great work in the field that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and betters communities. In honor of National Public Health Week this year, please join us in celebrating all of our wonderful partners who work every day to improve our communities! Contributors include:
- Deanna McDonald, Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
- Jerusalem Bereket, Episcopal Children’s Services
- Valerie Eldridge, Nassau County Healthy Start
- Steve Williams, Chaplain & FIMR Case Review Team member
- Alicyn Mulder, Baptist Health Social Responsibility Department
- Anna Matthews, Magnolia Project Case Manager
- Jaci Murphy, Magnolia Project Clinic Nurse Supervisor
- Sabrina Willis, Magnolia Project Freedom Coach