National Public Health Week

Each April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) unites the nation around public health issues with National Public Health Week. Students, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends of the College of Public Health at Ohio State celebrate the week with a lineup of events emblematic of our work in public health.

Browse the list of this year's events below and celebrate public health with us!


Friday, April 6
Health Care Case Competition for First-year Students, Final Presentations
The Ohio State University Health Care Case Competition is an annual event hosted by the College of Public Health's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. This competition invites first-year MHA, MBA and MPA students from universities nationwide to solve challenges that they'll face in the field — helping them gain exposure to the real world of health care.
• 1–5 p.m.
• Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room

InterACT Performance and Dialogue
The College of Public Health's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting the InterACT Theater Project for Social Change for what promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking afternoon.
• 3–4:30 p.m.
• 115 Biomedical Research Tower

Saturday, April 7
6th Annual Diversity in Public Health Summit: “Access to Health Care in High-Risk and Vulnerable Populations”
This annual summit, hosted by the Multicultural Public Health Student Association (MPHSA), provides a platform for students, faculty and staff, and regional health professionals to discuss the social modalities that negatively impact the health of minority populations in the U.S. This year's summit features the following speakers, panels and topics:

  • Ngozi Osuagwu, MD, FACOG, clinical director of the Women’s Health Center at Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth) and clinical associate professor at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Osuagwu will lead a panel on the heath status of African American women.
  • Keith McCormish, MPA, health center director at Faith Mission, will lead a symposium panel on the health status of the homeless.
  • Malika Haque, MD, a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and clinical professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Haque will lead a symposium panel on immigrant populations.
  • Carl Landry, LISW-S, community outreach coordinator for the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Centers, will lead a symposium panel on veterans' health.

• 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
• 115 Biomedical Research Tower