National Public Health Week (NPHW) is sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA)National Public Health Week 2021 Logo and will take place from April 5th– 11th, 2021. Join us all week as UD celebrates public health through panels, talks, and social media posts! Register and participate in designated events and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Join the conversation each day of NPHW by following the College of Health Sciences on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and using the special hashtag, #UDSupportsNPHW! Also, check out CHS news for special articles featuring UD students, faculty and alumni!

NPHW 2021 promotion and organizing at UD is being led by students in the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Delaware, a degree with concentrations in both Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management, in collaboration with the Partnership for Healthy Communities. The calendar of events below includes virtual events in order to uphold COVID-19 regulations while still promoting NPHW.   These events are subject to change. Please click on individual links to register and/or contact the person or website listed for more event details.

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Thank you all for joining us for 2021 NPHW at UD!  Please see the recordings from our webinars:

Title:  National Public Health Week 2021 at UD:  Rebuilding Community (Original Air date: 4/5/21)

Description: Join us for a webinar celebrating National Public Health Week 2021 on the daily theme of “Rebuilding”. Our panelists will explore how rebuilding doesn’t mean getting back to where we were before the COVID-19 pandemic – it means having the vision to create a better, more inclusive, more just world through public health.


  • Timothy E. Gibbs, MPH, Executive Director, Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public
    Health Association
  • Sarah DeYoung, MS, PhD, Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center and Assistant Professor
    of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware

This panel was hosted and facilitated by UD MPH Graduate Students.


Title:  National Public Health Week 2021 at UD:  Advancing Racial Equity Policies During COVID-19 and Beyond (Original Air date:  4/6/21)

Description: Join us for this webinar celebrating National Public Health Week 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted long-standing inequities in health care, income, housing, education and many other factors that influence health and well-being. Our panelists explore how these inequities are largely driven by racism and bias that are embedded in our systems, institutions, policies and practices. Panelists will also discuss health inequities in the midst of COVID-19 and the 2020 uprising and Black Lives Matter movement and the need for sustained attention and action by individuals, communities and government leaders to advance racial equity.


  • Marlene Saunders, DSW, Retired Chairwomen, Department of Social Work, Delaware State University
  • Cassandra Codes-Johnson, MPA, Associate Deputy Director, Division of Public Health, Delaware Health and Social Services

This panel was hosted and facilitated by UD MPH Graduate Students.