In observance of National Public Health Week, the Richmond City Health District and students from the Master of Public Health program at Virginia Commonwealth University are working together to promote public health in the community. The theme of National Public Health Week for 2016, which runs April 4-10, is “Healthiest Nation 2030,” stemming from an initiative by the American Public Health Association to make America the healthiest nation in one generation.
From mid-March through the end of National Public Health Week, Richmond City Health District staff members, VCU public health students and VCU ASPiRE students are leading outreach efforts across Richmond to educate community members about what public health does through a “This Is Public Health” campaign. A national initiative, the “This Is Public Health” campaign was developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to convey the message that public health affects everyone on a daily basis.
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