School of Public Health

SPH prepares for National Public Health Week


Published: March 14, 2019

By Sally Crocker

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National Public Health Week 2019 is on the way.

The week will be celebrated April 1-7, and this year’s theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”

Each day of National Public Health Week (NPHW) – developed by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of the nation – will focus on a different topic, including healthy communities, violence prevention, rural health, technology and public health, climate change and global health.

NPHW offers a unique opportunity for working together both locally and nationally in helping to create innovative ideas and directions for the future of the nation’s health.

UNTHSC School of Public Health activities are being planned to take part in this initiative, and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in these local events, organized by the UNTHSC Public Health Student Government Association (PHSGA).

SPH events will include a campus health fair, a movie screening and discussions on climate change, a program on ending the cycle of violence in coordination with JPS Health Network Trauma Services, guest speaker visits and other activities.

The week will conclude on Sunday, April 7, with SPH participation in this year’s “Girls Run Red 5K,” supporting efforts to empower young girls and women globally through education and other important initiatives. Registration information for this event can be found on Facebook through this link.

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