Public Health is Where You Are

Where we live impacts our communities’ health. And we can make our communities healthier, stronger, and safer! That’s why the 2022 theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.”

NPHW 2022 will take place completely virtually April 4-10, 2022. 

National Public Health Week will be here before we know it! Contact us if you’d like to help us with the planning or if you have an event you’d like us to promote or co-sponsor.

Themes for Each Day: 

Schedule of Events (see end of page for more details):

MdPHA’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 4-10, 2022 Event Descriptions:

Monday, April 4

Kickoff Forum: Public Health is Where You Are, 1 p.m. Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country in this conversation about the intersections of public health and how public health can collaborate with community leaders to build trust and a strong foundation for healthy change. The National Public Health Week Forum is the national kickoff for NPHW. Learn more about the speakers and panelists, and register for the event here.

The Legacy of National Negro Health Week: Public Health 2022, 5 p.m. APHA’s American Journal of Public Health hosts a conversation about the history of public health weeks in the U.S., from National Negro Health Week to the introduction of National Public Health Week with APHA. Register for the event here.

Proclamation for National Public Health Week by Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe, and Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton. The Proclamation calls upon citizens to observe NPHW “by helping families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders to better understand the value of public health and supporting great opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year’s theme, ‘Public Health is Where You Are.'” We thank the Mayors for their support!

Tuesday, April 5

APHA Student Day

  • Lessons in Mentoring webinar, 12 p.m. Join us for this panel, in partnership with APHA’s Student Assembly, to learn how to strengthen your mentoring skills, or how to get started. The audience will learn more about the mentor-mentee relationship, resources and best practices to support the next generation of public health professionals. Register for the event here.
  • Get Hired After Graduation Young Professionals Panel, 5 p.m. This panel, in partnership with APHA’s Student Assembly, features a dynamic group of young professionals who navigated the pandemic to secure their public health roles. This webinar is intended for current students who are about to graduate, students interested in applying to graduate school or for those looking to make a career change. The audience will learn how to stand out during the interview process, how to network, experiences to highlight on graduate school applications, and much more! Register for the event here.

Preparing for the Future of Public Health: The Local Health Department Perspective, 4 p.m. MdPHA is hosting a town hall style event with speaker Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Health Director of Anne Arundel County and the President-elect of Maryland Association of County Health Officers (MACHO). Dr. Kalyanaraman will be discussing the current state of public health in Maryland, and how local health departments are preparing for the future. This event is open to the public. Register for the event here.

Global Health in the Time of COVID with Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, 6:30 p.m. MedChi, the Maryland Public Health Association, the Maryland Academy of Physicians Assistants, Public Health Beyond Borders at UMD, and the Fund for Global Health will be hosting a virtual forum on global health with special guest, Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen. Addressing global health is more important than ever in these pandemic times. As a member of the Senate subcommittee that funds foreign aid, Senator Chris Van Hollen is in a position to have a significant impact on global health. The forum is an opportunity for Maryland organizations and concerned citizens to hear the Senator’s views and ask him questions on important global health issues. Join the virtual forum for an opportunity to hear from the Senator directly and raise your global health concerns. Register for the event here.

Wednesday, April 6

APHA’s Twitter Chat: APHA is hosting its annual NPHW Twitter Chat at 2 p.m. We’ll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished, and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

Student Resilience panel, 5 p.m. MdPHA and American University are hosting a panel on resilience during COVID-19. Join us to hear from panelists: Dr. Cynthia Potter (discussant), Karuna Antani, Jasmine Leonard, Dr. Leon F. Vinci, and Dr. Tracy Zeeger. View the recording here.

Proclamation for National Public Health Week by Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. The Takoma Park Proclamation will be read live at approximately 7:30 pm during the Mayor and Council’s meeting.

Thursday, April 7

Public Health Research @ Maryland: Local Action for Global Health and Equity, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The annual conference showcases innovations in public health research and practice and its implications for the health of our Maryland communities. This year, the conference will include a co-keynote conversation, three panels, and an opportunity to view a student poster gallery. Learn more about the conference and register here.

MdPHA Trivia Night, 6 p.m. Join us for a night of fun for the whole family! You can participate as an individual or part of a team! This event is also a fundraising activity, with all proceeds going to support EveryMind. Click here to learn more about Every-Mind. Suggested donation is $10. Please donate on the MdPHA websiteRegister for the event here.

Friday, April 8

MdPHA will be providing dinner in appreciation for our frontline medical colleagues at Suburban Hospital.

Saturday, April 9

MdPHA encourages everyone to forest bathe and tag MdPHA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #MdPHA #NPHW

Sunday, April 10

APHA hosted: Free Virtual All-levels Yoga with Katie, 12 p.m. Register Here

All Week Long!

Keep it Moving Challenge: Join our Region III team as we move “together”.

Donations for EveryMind will be collected throughout the week.

Become a member of MdPHA during the month of April and receive a 22% discount on all member levels! Join Today!

For more information, please visit our website, APHA’s NPHW website, or email MdPHA at See you in April!