Public Health Week

Thank you for celebrating National Public Health Week 2022 with us! It takes all of us working together to make our communities healthy, strong, safe, and connected. Come back in the future for more information on the next National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2023.

To learn more about Public Health Week, visit the American Public Health Association.

Previous Celebrations

2022 National Public Health Week

For the eleventh consecutive year, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) on April 4 -10, 2022. The National Public Health Week 2022 theme was "Public Health is Where You Are" and had the goal of engaging with individuals, families, and organizations to celebrate how our community works together to ensure that everyone has the best opportunity to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment.

Public Health Week 2022 Collage

We commenced the celebration on Monday, April 4 with a Greater Nashua Public Health Week Kickoff Event at Nashua City Hall. Mayor Jim Donchess read a proclamation declaring April 4 to 10, 2022 as Greater Nashua Public Health Week and Director Bobbie D. Bagley followed with closing remarks. 

Following the proclamation reading, Mayor Donchess and community members took part in a Walk with the Mayor down Main Street, returning to City Hall for our Community Resource Fair. Over 20 partnering organizations attended and shared a wealth of information on services and programs available to community members in the Greater Nashua region. We are so grateful for all of our partners, staff, and community members who helped to make this event a success!

Throughout the rest of the week, the Nashua DPHCS:

  • Shared PSA videos with community partners to celebrate the importance of partnerships in improving a community's health and wellbeing - videos can be found on our YouTube page
  • Posted daily social media content to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Sent daily updates via our newsletter on NPHW themes, including videos on each theme by Public Health Network Strategist and Public Health Matters host Jane Goodman - videos can be found here
  • Promoted health education, resources, virtual event offerings, and free events throughout the Greater Nashua Public Health Region
  • Sent a press release to local media outlets to highlight Nashua DPHCS' work throughout the past year, including COVID-19 response and relocation to 18 Mulberry Street

2021 National Public Health Week

For the tenth year in a row, the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS), along with its many community partners, participated in National Public Health Week from April 5 to 11, 2021. 

In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it was more important than ever to celebrate the efforts of public health. During National Public Health Week, we raised awareness of public health, promoted healthy behaviors, and, of course, had fun! We celebrated the power of prevention, advocated for healthy and fair policies, shared strategies for successful partnerships, and championed the role of a strong public health system.

2021 Public Health Week Photo Collage

Public Health Week in Greater Nashua was kicked off on Monday, April 5th via Facebook Live by the City of Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess, accompanied by the Director of Nashua DPHCS, Bobbie D. Bagley. Mayor Donchess read a proclamation declaring April 5 to 11, 2021 as Greater Nashua Public Health Week and Director Bagley closed out with remarks. We encourage our community to watch the recorded video here.

On Monday, we also joined Lamprey Health Care to celebrate their award of $3M through the American Recovery Plan from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Lamprey provides health care to many low-income individuals and many uninsured clients. These funds are vital to continuing the mission of this great community health care center. A mobile health unit was purchased with Cares Act funds. 

To keep the celebration going, on Wednesday, April 7th, we recognized the hard work and contributions of Nashua DPHCS Staff during Public Health Staff Appreciation Day. We invited our community partners to join us at the Nashua City Hall Steps as Mayor Donchess hosted a recognition ceremony. This was a great event and we are so thankful for all of our dedicated Public Health Staff and Community Partners! Watch the recorded ceremony here.

Throughout the rest of the week, the Nashua DPHCS:

  • Hosted outreach tables at various community organizations with public health information
  • Promoted public health education, interactive resources, and activities and virtual events on our website
  • Posted daily social media content to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Participated in the National Public Health Week annual Twitter chat
  • Sent a press release to local media outlets to showcase the work conducted by Nashua DPHCS during the pandemic
  • Published information about Public Health Week in our weekly newsletter