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All steps, big or small, help us move closer to creating the healthiest nation in one generation. Our power grows when we have more people united behind our cause. Help us bring more people into the Generation Public Health movement!

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Help people understand what drives our health

Most people feel that if they just make healthy choices, they will be healthy. Share these infographics to help them understand the social and environmental factors that also impact health.

   Can we become the healthiest nation? 

This graphic takes a powerful look at the many ways our health trails peers in other countries.

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Compared to other high-income countries, the United States spends too much on health care, and not enough on social care. This graphic explores the social and environmental factors that can improve our health.

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Building community ties to strengthen public health


For the first time since 1993, U.S. life expectancy has declined, while other countries are still improving. It's up to all of us to start moving in the right direction.

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Be an advocate for health!

Get involved! There are many options to make a difference on both a national level and right in your own community.

Act locally

  • Reach out to your school board and local PTA. Ask for healthy school lunches, be a mentor or provide internship opportunities.
  • Promote wellness at your workplace or house of worship. Start a walking group or a physical activity challenge. Sponsor free health screenings – like blood pressure checks – and open them up to the public.  
  • Get involved with non-profit groups that are working with local government to promote community health.
  • Support initiatives that encourage walking and walkable communities.

Act nationally

Get social!

Use social media to help your colleagues, friends and family understand the challenges facing our health and how we need to improve. APHA makes it easy to get started with our sample social media posts.

Join Generation Public Health today, and learn about easy ways to support better health in your community.

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