A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement National Public Health Week is April 2-8
Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the United States have observed NPHW as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health.
National Public Health Week is a time to unite around a critical public health issue and focus our collective energy on the singular goal of helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives. Uniting around this year’s theme of A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement, we can work together to help improve lives.
Catching and preventing illnesses and incidents before they develop is the key to improving our nation’s health. There are so many small steps we can take to begin leading healthier lives; sometimes it just takes a little motivation.
The success of National Public Health Week lies with each and every organization and individual who takes up the cause of public health and seeks to improve health in their communities. Raise awareness of public health’s critical role in making America healthier by taking action in your community.
Use the NPHW 2012 toolkit, logos and other resources to help you spread the word. Everyone has a role to play and each action, no matter how small can make a big difference. Visit www.nphw.org for more information.
National Infant Immunization Week
April 21-28, 2012
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance that highlight the importance of routine immunizations for children younger than 2. NIIW also is a great time to acknowledge and thank the immunization champions who help keep our children up-to-date on their immunizations and healthy.
Coalitions, health departments and other stakeholders are encouraged to use NIIW as a springboard to promote childhood immunizations using local activities, community outreach, media events, and recognition ceremonies.
You can find new ideas, campaign materials, templates and resources for you to plan, promote, and conduct successful NIIW activities. Visit the CDC website section on NIIW at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html.
Be sure to check out the Related Links section to see activities are taking place in Canada and Mexico and throughout the world!
Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012
Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012
The 9th Annual Global Health and Innovation Conference is accepting abstract submissions. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, change makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during June to secure the lowest registration rate.
The conference features 300 speakers who specialize in a range of topics including, infectious disease, maternal and child health, global health advocacy, social media and marketing, and technology and global health. For more information visit the Unite for Sight website http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
California Immunization Coalition Summit – Monday April 23, 2012 in Sacramento California
For registration info go to www.immunizeca.org