Celebrating healthy populations is the key theme for the first European Public Health Week being held next week.
An initiative by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), the week aims to raise awareness of public health, promote wellness and encourage healthy behaviours. It will be launched on May 13th and concludes on Friday, May 17th.
The event acknowledges professionals and citizens contributing to better public health at local, national, regional and European level. Events, activities and awareness campaigns are being held across Europe, with each day dedicated to an important public health theme.
This year’s #EUPHW 5 public health themes are:
- Being physically active (Monday 13 May)
- Healthy environments (Tuesday 14 May)
- Care 4 Care (Wednesday 15 May)
- Sustainable and healthy diets (Thursday 16 May)
- Youth mental health (Friday 17 May)
EUPHA is an umbrella organisation for public health associations and institutes in Europe. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is a member of EUPHA and is supporting European Public Health Week.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Organisations and individuals can also support #EUPHW and highlight important work undertaken to create healthier populations and communities across the island of Ireland.
We welcome your support in sharing key messages about European Public Health Week. You can support by sharing awareness messages on your social media channels and websites, changing your email footers to European Public Health Week logo, or by using any opportunity to connect with activities throughout the week.
When sharing content, please tag us and use the following hashtags:
Twitter Handle: @publichealthie @EUPHActs
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