Communications Toolkit

National Public Health Week is coming up fast! This communications toolkit for PR and communications coordinators includes turn-key social media posts, graphics, and planning tools to help you be part of the NPHW conversation and to promote your own activities. Thank you for celebrating NPHW with us!

NPHW Major Moments

Sign up to join and help us promote these events organized by APHA:

  • NPHW Forum — Hosted in Washington, D.C., and livestreamed everywhere on April 1.
  • NPHW Twitter Chat — Our highest-participation event, we’ll join together on Twitter for a conversation on all things public health, April 3, 2-3 p.m. ET. Email Megan Lowry for a copy of the chat questions.
  • NPHW Student Day — Featuring an American University event in Washington, D.C.
  • APHA’s Billion Steps Challenge, now through April 8.

Promoting your local NPHW event

Want to make a splash with your local NPHW event or activity?

  1. Post about it on social media. Use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to spread the word. Need some help? Check out our Social Media 101 training.
  2. Add your event to the official NPHW calendar.
  3. Let your community know by issuing a press release, telling your local newspaper about the event and asking partner organizations to spread the word.
  4. Check out these tips on pitching your event to local media and even more ideas for spreading the word on social media.

Social Media

Social media is the easiest way to join in the conversation and get others excited about NPHW. Not on social media yet?  Check out the recorded Social Media 101 and Social Media 201 trainings and get your accounts ready to go for NPHW. For more experienced tweeters, we'll host a Social Media 201 training for NPHW on March 13.

Get your audiences excited about NPHW ahead of time with these social media posts:

  • Are you ready for National Public Health Week? Celebrate with us April 1-7: #NPHW @NPHW
  • We’ll be chatting all things public health on Twitter April 3 2-3pm with #NPHWChat. Join us and RSVP here! @NPHW
  • Join @NPHW April 1-7 for #NPHW 2019! Every day, we’ll be chatting about “For science. For action. For health.,” the 2019 theme. Join us and celebrate public health. 
  • Want to get involved in National Public Health Week but don't know where to start? Check out the official calendar: #NPHW @NPHW

Post about the NPHW daily themes starting April 1:

  • It’s National Public Health Week! Monday's theme is healthy communities. Share your story and tell us about public health in your community. #NPHW Learn more: @NPHW
  • Tuesday’s #NPHW theme is violence prevention. Learn more about how public health is working to prevent violence and be part of the solution: #NPHW @NPHW
  • Wednesday's NPHW theme is rural health. Learn more about what rural communities are facing and how you can take action: #NPHW @NPHW
  • It’s National Public Health Week! Today’s theme is tech and public health. From new data collection to the public health effects of social media, learn more about this theme on our website: #NPHW @NPHW
  • Climate change is one of the biggest threats to public health. Learn more about how APHA and others are taking action: #NPHW @NPHW
  • This weekend, #NPHW is recognizing global health. Learn more about this theme and how you can participate in World Health Day, April 7: #NPHW @NPHW
  • It's the last day of National Public Health Week! How can we promote public health year-round? By remaining committed to science, action and health for EVERYONE! Learn more: #NPHW @NPHW

Share these NPHW resources with your followers:

  • Want to learn more about APHA and @NPHW ’s goal of building the healthiest nation in one generation? Check out our factsheets here: #NPHW 
  • It’s so easy to join the #APHABillionSteps Challenge! Check out our guide to getting started and creating your team, and help us reach 1 billion steps by the end of National Public Health Week

Email Language

Want to send out an email to your constituents, members or followers about National Public Health Week? You can build on the language below, or trim it down to include in a newsletter.


Dear XX,

National Public Health Week will be celebrated April 1-7. We want you to join us! [Insert organization] will be recognizing the work of public health and taking part in the week by [insert your plans for NPHW]. The 2019 theme is “For science. For action. For health.”

Here are some other ways to get involved in NPHW:

You can learn more about National Public Health Week at We look forward to celebrating with you!


Graphics and shareables

Be sure to take advantage of our full collection of NPHW logos and graphics.

Questions? Need more info? Contact us.

Looking for more?

Want to be a big part of National Public Health Week? Contact Lindsey Wahowiak for more information on sponsorships, which include thought leadership and branding opportunities.


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