Michigan Public Health Week Partnership

 

Every April, Michigan celebrates National Public Health Week to help protect and improve our state’s health. For 2018, the national focus is “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together," and will be celebrated April 2-8, 2018 in communities across the United States.

National Public Health Week logoRight now, the U.S. spends more on health care than other comparable countries. What do we have to show for that spending? Numerous studies show that we live shorter lives and struggle with more health issues such as obesity, infant mortality, diabetes, heart disease and more. And this is true for Americans of all ages and socio-economic groups.

This is the defining challenge of our generation – that we, the public health community, are uniquely positioned to overcome. That’s why, during National Public Health Week, we rally around a goal of making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation. Let’s build a groundswell of support for the prevention and public health programs we know improve the health of our communities.

Join us for Michigan Public Health Week and be a part of creating the Healthiest Nation.

We are calling for nominations of public health professionals, community organizations, and Michigan residents who have worked and excelled in one of the Hometown Health Hero themes. If you know a person or organization that deserves recognition as a Hometown Health Hero for their efforts to support public health and prevent diseases in their community, let us know by March 9, 2018.

Hometown Health Hero Award Nomination Form

The responsibility of public health is to protect and promote the health of communities through education, policy, and assessment. To be successful, public health departments need the support and action of private organizations and individuals. When we work together, we can build healthier communities and eventually achieve our goal of being the healthiest nation.

The purpose of the Hometown Health Hero award is to recognize individuals and organizations which have made significant contributions to protect and improve their community’s health. Hometown Health Hero awards are presented every April as part of Michigan’s Public Health Week. Help us celebrate all the great achievements happening in public health by nominating an organization or an individual you know for a Hometown Health Hero award. The Michigan Public Health Week celebration takes place at the State Capitol on April 18, 2018.

To see past year's Michigan Hometown Health Heroes Health Policy Champions, see below

2017 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2016 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2015 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2014 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2013 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

2012 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes and Health Policy Champions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2004 Michigan Hometown Health Heroes

 

The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership consists of the following organizations:

  • the Michigan Association of Counties,
  • the Michigan Association for Local Public Health,
  • the Michigan Department of Community Health,
  • the Michigan Public Health Association,
  • the Michigan Public Health Institute,
  • Michigan State University,
  • the University of Michigan School of Public Health,
  • Grand Valley State University, Department of Public Health,
  • Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc.,
  • and Wayne State University.