100 Years of Health

Celebrate With Us

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of an agreement between the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the National Park Service (NPS) to protect, promote, and advance health in our parks. The Department of the Interior is proud to have
64 USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers who provide mission critical public health functions in the areas of: infectious disease surveillance and control, occupational safety and health, injury prevention, facility engineering, clinical services and consultation and inspection for drinking water, wastewater, and food services.

This anniversary provides an invaluable opportunity for a year-long series of educational and celebratory events to share the
history of the partnership, highlight the role of public health in parks and launch efforts to begin planning for a health focused future.
The centennial celebration will bring together the leadership of the Department of the Interior, NPS, USPHS, communities, and partners nationwide to commemorate 100 Years of Health!

Centennial Celebration Goals

  • Highlight the history, visibility, and significance of 100 years of public health in the NPS
  • Build public health capacity and engagement
  • Increase visibility and significance of the role of parks as a health resource
  • Provide a vision for the next 100 Years of Health

Looking Ahead: The Next 100 Years of Health

Together, we will focus on addressing the most pressing public health issues facing our visitors, staff and country.

Last updated: October 14, 2020