National Public Health Week 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, APHA is hosting #NPHW entirely online this year, and has made a few updates to how we are celebrating this year.

Daily Themes:

  • Monday – Mental Health
  • Tuesday – Maternal & Child HealthResearch to date finds pregnant women and young children do not seem to be more susceptible to COVID-19. If anything, women (in general) may have a survival advantage over men (In China, 2.8% of infected men have died, compared to 1.7% of women).

    Stilll, pregnant women and children are considered “at-risk populations” and need some special support during the pandemic. Check out the Kaiser Family Foundation’s issue brief Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women. HealthyChildren.org has a COVID-19 page for children and families. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers links to clinical guidance and other resources, while the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has posted a practice advisory.

  • Wednesday – Violence Prevention
  • Thursday – Environmental Health
  • Friday – Education
  • Saturday – Healthy Homes
  • Sunday – Economics