Our Focus

Pennsylvania is working to address many public health problems both locally and nationally. There are key areas of focus that require additional local attention, many of which are listed below.

This area serves to represent the main body of public health work that is deeply meaningful, requiring of engagement and awareness.

We seek to shed light into critical areas within public health, with relevant background, updates nationally and locally, as well as action-oriented steps that we suggest and will highlight.

These themes are set on a rotating monthly-basis, and will be regularly updated here.

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Policy focus areas

  • Behavioral Health
  • Climate Change and Healthy Environments
  • Health Equity and Health Reform


Monthly Themes

  • January: Healthy Communities
  • February: Health Disparities/Health Equity/Health Reform
  • March: Rural Health
  • April: National Public Health Week - Health in All Policies
  • May: Climate Change
  • June: Injury and Violenct Prevention
  • July: Technology and Public Health
  • August: Global Health
  • September: Childhood Obesity and Food Insecurity
  • October: Mental Health
  • November: APHA
  • December: Communicable Diseases