National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (April 3-9) will be celebrated by the College of Public Health students, faculty, staff and alumni via a week chock full of service, diversity, wellness, education, advocacy and programming which are emblematic of our world of public health.

Events Happening All Week
CPH Alumni Society Food and Clothing Drive
Collection bins will be located around Cunz Hall and at events throughout the week. Donations will benefit Neighborhood Services, Inc. Alumni: Coordinate a food and/or clothing drive at your organization during National Public Health Week and add to the support for those in need! Contact Casey Gayheart at to coordinate.

Diversity & Inclusion Public Health Photos
All you need is a camera (phone) and a good eye! The Diversity and Inclusion Committee encourages you to capture images reflecting the importance of mental health awareness and the need for affordable access to mental health resources. (Please be respectful and obtain permission before photographing individuals. Images depicting identifiable vulnerable persons will not be accepted unless accompanied by written permission.)

Award Categories:
• Best of Show
• Embracing Diversity in Public Health
• People’s Choice

Winners of the photo contest will receive a gift card and have their winning photo on display in Cunz Hall. Submissions will be accepted March 23‐31 and should be sent to NPHW‐ Instagram submissions are welcome as well! Just tag @publichealthbuckeyes and include #nphwphotocontest and the photographer’s name, email and title of the photo.

Reception and judging will take place Friday, April 7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., College of Public Health, Cunz Hall 3rd floor.

Monday, April 3
Farm to Table Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium, REGISTER
Enjoy a free lunch featuring locally-raised poultry, beef, and pork, Ohio-made Shagbark Seed and Mill corn tortilla chips, and Shagbark corn cookies courtesy of Acre: Farm-to-Table To-Go restaurant. Mohamed El-Gazzar, DVM, MAM, PhD, DACPV, Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Poultry Extension Veterinarian at OSU Extension will present on the many myths and facts about backyard chickens, free range chickens and similar production systems that depart from conventional chicken farms.

Project Nicaragua: Finding Sustainable Solutions to Education, Women’s Empowerment and Global Health
6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 010 Psychology Building (theater-lecture hall), REGISTER
Join us for a fun night where we will not only watch a trailer and hear about Project Nicaragua, a student-run, non-profit organization here at Ohio State, but also learn about what it takes to create well thought out and measurable sustainable initiatives. In addition, hear from speakers such as the College of Public Health’s very own Dr. William J. Martin, dean, and Dr. Mark Weir, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, on their experiences and advice on the steps needed to make a difference not only in lower-income countries, but right here in Columbus as well!

Tuesday, April 4
Recycling, It's Good for Your (Public) Health
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., first floor lobby Cunz Hall or outside (weather dependent)
Stop by to learn about what is recyclable, what contaminates our recycling stream, special consideration for labs and more. There will be visual boards and a recycling game with giveaway prizes. What about the positive public health effects of recycling? Some of the public health issues will be local, addressing the landfill and water quality, while others will be more general in relation to mitigating climate change.

Wellness Warriors Faculty/Staff Massages
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 351 Cunz Hall, REGISTER
Free massages for faculty and staff.

Wednesday, April 5
Buckeyes for Public Health Trivia Night
5:30 – 8:00 p.m., 150 Cunz Hall, REGISTER
Join Buckeyes for Public Health for a night of trivia fun during National Public Health Week! Questions will vary in difficulty and cover a large variety of topics in public health, including public policy, injuries & illness, chronic disease, social determinants of health, environmental health, and more! Come with a team of 4 or join one when you arive. You may even win a prize! This event is open to all OSU students and faculty. Team registration begins at 5:30pm and trivia begins at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 6
The Opioid Crisis in Ohio: Seeking New Solutions from the Community 
Sponsored by The Ohio State University as part of National Public Health Week
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Ohio Statehouse Atrium, REGISTER
Please join us at the Ohio Statehouse for a series of presentations about the opioid crisis in Ohio, and what we can do together to reduce the impact of this crisis in our communities. Speakers include experts from Ohio State and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and professionals from Ohio’s counties who are battling this epidemic on the front lines. We are honored to have Ohio Representative Robert Sprague provide his perspective on the opioid crisis, as well as John Begala, retired executive director, Center for Community Solutions, as a luncheon speaker, addressing the generational changes in small towns of Ohio. Click here for the agenda.

Biometric Screenings – Know Your Numbers
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 351 Cunz Hall, ALL APPOINTMENTS FILLED
Good health starts with knowing your numbers for things like cholesterol, sugars and blood pressure. Biometric health screenings for faculty and staff.

Friday, April 7
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Public Health Photo Contest
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 3rd floor lobby Cunz Hall
All submitted photo entries will be displayed, plus the unveiling of the award-winning photos for Best of Show, Embracing Diversity in Public Health and People’s Choice. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 8
Multicultural Public Health Student Association Diversity Summit:
“Don’t Call Me Crazy: Uncovering Mental Illness in Communities of Color”

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., First floor Cunz Hall, REGISTER

Student Leadership Council Public Health Formal
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., RPAC, REGISTER
The Public Health Student Leadership Council invites you and your friends to celebrate National Public Health Week at the RPAC with us! Get dressed up and come eat ice cream while you dance your hearts out! Presale tickets are available now, but tickets will also be available at the door for $10 a person.

Sunday, April 9
HSMP Alumni Society Tree Planting and Litter Clean Up
10:00 a.m., Corner of Olentangy River Rd. and Lane Ave., REGISTER
Volunteer with the HSMP Alumni Society and FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) in cleaning up part of OSU campus.

Partners in Health Engage "Spikes in Solidarity" Volleyball Tournament and Carnival Games
12:00 - 3:00 p.m., RPAC Volleyball Courts, REGISTER
$15 for solo entry, $10 if you're joining as a part of a team!
Join PIH Engage while we raise funds in solidarity with Village Health Workers and the people of Neno, Malawi. You'll also get to show your volleyball skills as you take on the glory of our Spikes in Solidarity tournament.

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