Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA) aims to protect all people in Washington, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to advance community-based health promotion and disease prevention. One of the oldest local affiliates of the American Public Health Association (APHA), WSPHA has been a committed network of public health professionals and advocates working together to ensure a strong public health system for Washington State since 1935.
Nominate a Health Champion!
Each year, WSPHA celebrates National Public Health Week during the first full week of April by recognizing Health Champions for their work to enhance the public’s health. Make sure your colleagues and partners get the recognition they deserve for their efforts to improve health and safety across Washington-nominate a 2014 Health Champion. The theme for this year’s event is “Public Health: Start Here.” Nominations will be accepted for individual, coalition and agency efforts in the following areas:
- Be Healthy From the Start: Health begins at home
- Don’t Panic: Emergency preparedness as community wide effort
- Get Out Ahead: Focus on prevention
- Eat Well: Efforts to promote healthy and safe food
- Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation: Best practices in community health
Submit a nomination today! Deadline for nominations is March 12th.
WSPHA Public Health Legislative Education Day
On Wednesday, January 22nd, the voice of public health was heard in Olympia. Thank you to the public health professionals and supporters who traveled to Olympia to educate legislators on the critical importance of public health to our communities.
Thank you to the sponsors of Public Health Legislative Education Day! Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, PTE Local 17, Public Health Roundtable, WSALPHO, WSMA, WSNA