Join APHA in celebrating National Public Health Week

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APHA is excited to announce the launch of National Public Health Week 2017!

This year’s campaign will take place April 3-9, 2017 and is themed “Healthiest Nation 2030.” Visit the website to view this year’s brochure and sign-up for updates. And be sure to follow on Twitter for the latest news.

As part of this year’s campaign, APHA will once again be leading a challenge to encourage communities to get physically active. APHA’s 1Billion Steps Challenge is easy to join and a great way to improve your health while having fun! You can create and lead your own team! Attending the APHA Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the NPHW booth, #2216A, to learn more about NPHW 2017, sign-up for updates and get your free NPHW swag! Join us in celebrating public health as we work to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.

Sincerely, Kimberly Moore Smith Director, Affiliate Affairs

Improving Diabetes Screening and Referral to Prevention Programs Webinar

Register Now | February 21, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood glucose and type 2 diabetes screening. Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes screening and prevention. We’ll discuss:

  • Provider referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs
  • Medicare’s focus on diabetes prevention programs

You’ll also hear from a federally qualified health center in Texas that has improved rates of screening and referral for adults with prediabetes who are at risk for diabetes.

Register today!

America Walks – 2017 Walking College Fellowship

Looking for a way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make your community more walk-able? America Walks invites you to apply for a 2017 Walking College Fellowship - http://americawalks.org/walkingcollege/ - to help you take your local advocacy work to the next level. The application process opens on February 1st, there's an "Orientation to the Walking College" webinar on February 14th, and the deadline for submitting applications is February 28th.