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Patton Announces National Public Health Week

April 5, 2020
Thomas F. Patton News

This year, National Public Health Week (NPHW) may be more important than ever.

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) is recognizing April 6-12 as NPHW. The American Public Health Association has been the organizer of this campaign for over 25 years, bringing awareness to the contributions of public health and highlighting issues that are important to improving our nation's health.

“National Public Health Week, as we all face this pandemic, is the ideal time to thank all our health professionals and ensure all Ohioans are educated on all aspects of health that is affecting everyone during this time,” said Patton.

Each day, NPHW will focus on a certain area, the date and topics are as follows:

-April 6: Mental Health – Advocating for and promoting emotional well-being

-April 7: Maternal/Child Health - Ensuring the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan

-April 8: Violence Prevention - Reducing personal and community violence to improve health

-April 9: Environmental Health - Helping protect and maintain a healthy planet

-April 10: Education - Advocating for quality education and schools

-April 11: Healthy Housing - Ensuring access to affordable and safe housing

-April 12: Economics - Advocating for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

Additionally, the American Public Health Association will be holding daily events, including having medical professional guests to discuss the latest situation pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak. For more information and to participate, visit

More specifics on COVID-19 and how it’s affecting the topics listed above can be found at