#NPHW 2013 is ROI
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) workers spent part of last week celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW). The national event is designed to honor those with careers in the public health world. This year’s theme was “Public Health is ROI: Saves Lives, Saves Money.”
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 our nation.
The 2013 NPHW theme was developed to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) serves as the organizer of NPHW and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year’s theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention.