National Public Health Week at USF starts with wellness

The University of South Florida College of Public Health has lined up a full week of events and activities for 2009 National Public Health Week, from March 27 through April 7, which is World Health Day.

Taking a cue from the national celebration with its theme “Building the Foundation for a Healthy America,” COPH is kicking off the week with a focus on youth in a public health teach-in. The week also includes activities centered around wellness with a fun walk and health fair on March 27 featuring Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 and a USF alumna.

These are just a few of the many options taking place. Click here to check out the full schedule of USF’s Public Health Week activities.

Donna Petersen, (far right) ScD, dean of the College of Public Health, and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson (second from right), a USF alumna, led a Fun Walk around the college’s campus, ending with a health fair outside the Chiles Center (below).

– Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications (top) and Ellen Kent