National Public Health Week 2019 will be April 1-7.  The Tennessee Public Health Association encourages your participation in the activities sponsored by our agency members during that time.  Check a local health department, university’s public health program or other public health organization near you for a list of fun and educational community events.

TPHA celebrates Public Health Week with its annual Visionary Awards.  These awards recognize individuals or groups who dedicate their time, talents, and efforts to create a healthier community in which Tennesseans can live, work, and play.  TPHA is currently accepting nominations for this year’s 9th Annual Visionary Awards, one will be awarded in each of Tennessee’s three Grand Divisions: West, Middle and East. The deadline for submitting nominations online to raillings@warrenschools.com is March 6 by noon (CT). {Nomination Form }  Award recipients will be celebrated at TPHA’s annual Grand Division meetings. See Calendar for meeting details.

TPHA also celebrates Public Health Week with The Student Video Challenge, a competition open to all Tennessee college and university students enrolled in a public health course.  Students can compete individually or in groups and are required to submit a 2 minutes (or less) video that shows how they would create a healthier community using the theme “Healthiest Nation 2030” click here: Healthiest Nation NPHW Facts

Previous video challenge winners include  Margaret Rose Bailey, Mary Peyton Hodges, and Sara Stallworth from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The link to their video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wcRqJfZmk