USF College of Public Health celebrates National Public Health Week, April 2-8

The University of South Florida College of Public Health (COPH) will hold a weeklong celebration, to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 2- 8.

National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), is held the first full week of April each year.  APHA asks communities across the United States to observe National Public Health week each year to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight important health issues.

The College of Public Health’s events next week include an array of activities from panel discussions to hands-on training and volunteering opportunities.

The “Give Life Day and Wellness Fair” on Tuesday, April 3, will allow university and community members to register as organ and marrow donors, donate blood and learn about ways to stay healthy at home and at work.

The COPH will also hold its annual “Public Health Awards Ceremony” on Wednesday, April 4, to honor excellence in teaching, outstanding alumni, the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health, student achievements and cutting-edge research.

This year’s theme focuses on the growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. “We’ll celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system,” APHA’s website states.

For the complete listing of the week’s events at COPH, click here.