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 Drive
Collection bins will be located around Cunz Hall and at events throughout the week. Donations will benefit Neighborhood Services, Inc. Click here to view the wish list of goods.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 Steve Barrish at barrish.2@osu.edu to coordinate.

Monday, April 3
Farm to Table Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium
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)
Join us for a fun night where we will not only hear about and watch a video on 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 II, dean, and Dr. Mark Weir, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, on their experiences and how the group's clean cook-stove initiatives can benefit respiratory health. Those attending will break into small groups and brainstorm sustainable solutions that can address needs in Nicaragua and beyond.

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, ALL APPOINTMENTS FILLED
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
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 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.

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

Disaster Preparedness Day
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, REGISTER
Opportunity for veterinarians, veterinary and animal care personnel, and students to prepare for disaster responses impacting animal health and safety. While we will be using a veterinary scenario, this event will be a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in disaster preparedness and emergency response. 

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! 

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.