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National Public Health Week is Here: Tomorrow is Accessibility Day

This week, from April 3 to 9, 2023, National Public Health Week, celebrates and identifies ways to contribute to the health and well being of people across the United States. Each day of the week focuses on a particular aspect of public health, such as nutrition, mental health, and community well being. On Saturday, the messages are related to access to health care for individuals with disabilities. More than a quarter of U.S. adults have a disability, although senior citizens and Native Americans are “disproportionately  affected.” To address this, the American Public Health Association (APHA), sponsors of National Public Health Week, offers fact sheets, a toolkit, and other materials in English and Spanish that can be provided through doctors’ offices. APHA also provides additional information about health disparities, along with suggestions regarding advocacy, access to nutritious food, and how to join in the initiative. Learn more here about Accessibility during NPHW. For details about the overall commemoration, visit the National Public Health Week home page here.