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National Public Health Week 2018

During National Public Health Week, SPHIS is hosting a series of events to focus attention on several issues and changes that must be addressed to create a healthier community. We invite the entire SPHIS community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners –to join us for an exciting week of events.

 

DAILY THEMES

  • Mon., April 2: Behavioral Health - Advocate for and promote well-being
  • Tues., April 3: Communicable Diseases - Learn about ways to prevent disease transmission
  • Wed., April 4: Environmental Health - Help to protect and maintain a healthy planet
  • Thurs., April 5: Injury and Violence Prevention - Learn about the effects of injury and violence on health
  • Fri., April 6: Ensuring the Right to Health - Advocate for everyone's right to a healthy life

Date

Event

Location

APRIL 2 - 8 

TWEET-A-THON
Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends are encouraged to participate in National Public Health Week (NPHW) by tweeting on various public health topics.

Throughout the week, please tweet your messages promoting the NPHW themes using the hashtag #NPHW and tagging @ULSPHIS.

Contests
-- The tweet that has the most favorites by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6, will win a prize!

-- @ULSPHIS will tweet out a trivia question Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6 at noon. All those who answer correctly within a given timeframe will be entered to win some awesome SPHIS swag!

Questions? Contact , External Affairs, SPHIS

@ulsphis

https://twitter.com/ulsphis

Tag @ULSPHIS in your tweets and use #NPHW

Other relevant hashtags include: #NPHWChat, #HealthiestNation, and/or #ChangeOurFutureTogether

Remember, a tweet is now 280 characters (instead of 140) and can include links, photos, and videos.

APRIL 2 - 8

TOY & ACTIVITY DRIVE
National Public Health Week will mark the beginning of our annual drive. This year we will collect fun items to support the Boys and Girls Clubs (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, Frisbees, balls- soccer, football, basketball, and jump ropes).  Let’s help promote physical activity of students in our local clubs.

Drop-off items in the boxes available on Belknap and HSC.

Questions? Contact Tammy Albers, Student Services, SPHIS

Box locations:

HSC --  Lobby of the SPHIS Building (Gray Street)

Belknap -- HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 107

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

FREE HIV TESTING ON BELKNAP
SPHIS has partnered with Volunteer of America Mid-States to provide Free HIV Testing and literature on Belknap campus.

Questions? Contact Tammy Albers, Student Services, SPHIS 

Belknap -- HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 108

HSC -- Condom Distribution

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

"THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH" FAIR
SPHIS’s Office of Student Services and University Public Health partners will set up a tent on Belknap to distribute fruit and public health information to students, faculty, and staff. Stop by and say hi! 

Partners include the UofL Counseling Center, Eating Anxiety Treatment Laboratory, Health Promotion and Education, SPHIS Student Government Association, and Kentucky Public Health Association

Questions? Contact Rachel Quick, Student Services, SPHIS

Belknap Campus -- Humanities Quad

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

PEACE CORPS
Interested in learning more about opportunities for undergraduate students. Join us for free pizza and meet Carlos Jean-Baptiste, Regional Recruiter. 

Belknap Campus, Studio Arts Building, HP 105

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

10 a.m.

OR

4 p.m.

INFORMATION SESSIONS -- BA/BS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Interested in learning more about the undergraduate degrees available in public health? Join us for a short information session to learn more about the BA and BS in Public Health.

Register for this session by contacting Linda Dillman, Student Services, SPHIS

Belknap Campus -- HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 105

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

NPHW TRIVIA NIGHT
Teams of 5 will compete to answer a mix of questions about public health and other topics (e.g. current events, entertainment, science, etc.) Prizes and food will be available.

Register your team by contacting Brianna Rogers, KPHA President.

Belknap Campus -- Davison Hall, Room 101

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

9:30 a.m.

INFORMATION SESSION -- BA/BS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Interested in learning more about the Public Health Undergraduate Degree.  Join us for a short information session to learn more about the degree.

Register for this session by contacting Linda Dillman

Belknap Campus -- HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 105

SUNDAY,
APRIL 9

2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS CAMPUS WALK
Join the SPHIS team for the Out of the Darkness campus walk for suicide awareness.  Questions? Contact Melissa Schreck, team captain.  Join the SPHIS Team

Event Schedule

Registration: 2:30-3:45 pm
Opening Ceremony: 3:45 pm
Walk Begins: 4:00 pm
Closing Ceremony: 5:00 pm

Event Details

Belknap Campus -- Humanities Quad

 

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