Every year during the first week in April we celebrate National Public Health Week, (NPHW) recognizing the contributions of public health professionals across the country and highlighting the highest priority issues for promoting the health of our nation. For the past 2 decades the American Public Health Association has been the organizer of NPHW. Each day of the week has a unique public health theme, including healthy communities, violence prevention, global health, climate change, technology and health, and rural health. Each of these issues has unique implications for people with disabilities, which is why an increased focus on inclusion in public health practice is so important. For more information on the broad topics of NPHW, go to www.nphw.org. You can learn more about inclusion of people with disabilities in public health practice at www.disabilityinpublichealth.org.
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