This year’s theme is “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.” The annual observance brings together communities across the country to recognize the important contributions of public health and its professionals and highlight issues important to improving the nation’s health.
The APHA is highlighting five topics this year – behavioral health, communicable diseases, environmental health, injury and violence prevention, and ensuring the right to health.
The Public Health Club is hosting two of the events at Oregon State during the week. “We chose the events as a way to increase awareness of the club and to bring people together to discuss important public health issues like the privatization of water,” says Nicole Hobbs, co-president of the club. “We invite students and community members to join us for these events and to get involved in the club.”
Nicole says that National Public Health Week is important because it brings awareness to public health issues and allows public health officials to connect with their communities. She adds that the club provides students with opportunities to engage in community outreach, volunteering and professional development.
Events for the week of April 2-8 are as follows:
Photo essay contest: “Changing Our Future Together”
Tweet or Instagram a photo and caption that represent what this year’s theme – Changing Our Future Together – means to you.
Use #OregonStateNPHW and #NPHW during April 2-8 and enter as many times as you wish.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, SEC Plaza
Healthy snacks in the SEC, sponsored by the Public Health Club
Stop by the SEC and enjoy a healthy snack and gather healthy recipe cards from Food Hero.
1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, HFC 115
Book reading and discussion
Associate Professor Kate MacTavish will discuss and read from her new book “Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park.”
2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, Milam Auditorium (O26)
Run, hide, fight active shooter training
Learn how to prepare for – and respond to – an active shooter situation. Led by Oregon State Police.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, Waldo 400
Flow: For Love of Water
Join Shelley Su, a toxicologist and senior instructor in Environmental and Occupational Health, for a film screening and discussion.
This event is sponsored by the Public Health Club. Pizza will be provided on a first-come, first- served basis, and R.S.V.P. is requested.
1-2 p.m. Friday, April 6, ALS 4001
Adventures in Public Health: Taking the Road Less Traveled
Join CPHHS Alumna Alana Knudson, Ph.D., program area director in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago and co-director of NORC’s Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, for a discussion on her path in public health.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, HFC 115 and lobby
Student poster session and reception
Join us for the college’s annual graduate student poster session and reception. This is your opportunity to socialize with your colleagues and learn about graduate student research in the CPHHS disciplines.
A wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the winner of the best poster award will be announced at the event.