Centering and celebrating cultures in health

Centering and celebrating cultures in health
Apr 3, 2023
National Public Health Week reminds us of the importance of our work to build healthier, more resilient communities

Each April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings us together to recognize the contributions of public health and share ways to build healthier communities during National Public Health Week. And that’s reason to celebrate at ICF, where we’ve played a central role in advancing public health around the world for nearly 50 years.

John Auerbach, public health expert and ICF thought leader, discusses National Public Health Week with Dr. Georges Benjamin, an iconic public health leader and the executive director of APHA, and Angela McGowan, senior director of APHA’s Alliance for Disease Prevention and Response.

Watch the video interview below to learn more about the purpose and goal of National Public Health Week. Explore the importance of culture, community, and partnerships for pursuing health equity. And discover the role of accessibility for improved health outcomes. Then find out how you can get involved.


“Our cultures have always shaped our health. We learn from the communities we're born in and that we build together. We look to community leaders as our health leaders. We celebrate the unique and joyful ways different cultures focus on health. And we look to how we can learn from each other, with humility and openness.”

American Public Health Association

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