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National Public Health Week
April 6-12, 2015
Healthiest Nation 2030
Let's Make America the Healthiest Nation in One Generation
During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.
College of Public Health Schedule of Events
Monday, April 6
Public Health Boot Camp
Stop by Public Health Boot Camp to participate in mini hands-on experiences that demonstrate the inter-professional and multidiscipline nature of public health. Complete five stations and leave with a treat.
Open to the public. Ohio Union’s West Courtyard. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Health Photo Contest
All you need is a camera (phone) and a good eye! The Diversity in Public Health Committee encourages you to capture images of ways Ohio State is helping to make this a healthier nation in one generation. The three categories for judging will be: Best of Show, Embracing Diversity in Public Health and People’s Choice. Winners of the photo contest will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and have their photo on display throughout 2015.
Accepting submissions March 16-27. Photos on display in Cunz Hall April 6-10.
Tuesday, April 7
Thompson Public Health Award
The College of Public Health will present its William Oxley Thompson Public Health Award to the International Medical Corps leadership for their relief work in West Africa and establishing one of the first Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia.
Invitation-only luncheon. Thompson Library.
Wednesday, April 8
“The Anonymous People” Screening
This feature documentary film is about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. “The Anonymous People” features leaders, volunteers, corporate executives and celebrities who are publicly sharing their story to save the lives of others just like them. This new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
RSVP requested (link coming soon). RPAC. 6:30 p.m.in meeting room #2.
Thursday, April 9
Explore the path from farm to cart to table so you can make better choices in the grocery aisle. Following the luncheon with presentations from Ohio State’s Farm to Table program, stop by the open house of vendors for free samples and information on what you can find on grocery store shelves right here in central Ohio.
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital auditorium.
RSVP required (link coming soon) for luncheon: Noon-1 p.m.
Vendor fair open to public: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10
College of Public Health faculty and staff can register to receive a screening right in Cunz Hall. Log onto www.yp4h.osu.edu to schedule a biometric screening.
Public Health Photo Contest Awards Reception
All you need is a camera (phone) and a good eye! The Diversity and Inclusion Committee encourages you to capture images of ways Ohio State is helping to make this a healthier nation in one generation.
The three categories for judging will be: Best of Show, Embracing Diversity in Public Health and People’s Choice. Winners of the photo contest will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and have their photo on display throughout 2015.
Reception and judging: Friday, April 10, 2-3 p.m. College of Public Health, Cunz Hall 3rd floor.
Saturday, April 11
Diversity in Public Health Summit
The Multicultural Public Health Student Association (MPHSA) hosts the 3rd annual summit which gives students and health professionals the opportunity to connect and discuss how diversity impacts health across disciplines, professions and communities. MPHSA encourages students to become culturally aware and educated in hopes of improving health outcomes for everyone.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. College of Public Health, Cunz Hall.
Lace up your running shoes! The College of Public Health teams up with the College of Nursing to host a nighttime 5K run/walk. Help support the NSPIRE mission to increase public awareness and provide education about healthcare iniquities and disparities in underserved populations while providing valuable educational experiences to students through outreach and social service.
Register online (coming soon). Ohio State’s Fred Beekman Park.
Check-in begins at 5 p.m. Race at 6 p.m.