The 18th annual National Public Health Week is quickly approaching, and is celebrated April 1-7. This year's theme is "Public Health Is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money." Uniting around this year’s theme, Americans and their communities are encouraged to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Little steps can lead to big changes.
The daily themes of National Public Health Week area great launching point for classroom discussion in introductory public health courses:
• Monday: Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family
• Tuesday: Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School
• Wednesday: Creating a Healthy Workplace
• Thursday: Protecting You While You’re on the Move
• Friday: Empowering a Healthy Community
Last year's campaign theme “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time” received national attention. “A Healthy America” promotional video says it all – what strides public health has made thus far, and where it can take us – as a nation – in just one generation. For your undergraduates, or for anyone who is new to public health, this short clip is definitely worth a view:
Of course, there are more formal ways to introduce your students to Public Health. Jones & Bartlett Learning has a complete line of introductory texts, including the recently published Fourth Edition of Mary-Jane Schneider’s much loved, Introduction to Public Health. The author’s unique, engaging voice continues to shine through in this new edition. Qualified instructors can request a complimentary review copy today.
To learn more about National Public Health Week 2013, to stay abreast of information and events and take action, visit www.nphw.org. To learn more about our Introductory Public Health texts, visit our website or contact your Account Specialist today.