Join the Movement, it’s National Public Health Week

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The College of Public Health is part of a national effort to create the healthiest nation in one generation. USF Bulls and members of the local community are invited to join the movement and get involved today!

In 1995, the American Public Health Association declared the first week of April as National Public Health Week. This year’s observance falls on April 3-9. Of course, USF is bullish! The COPH is offering so many activities that NPHW kicks off on March 31.

In keeping with the national theme, the 2017 festivities are structured around becoming the heathiest nation. According to nphw.org “Changing our health means ensuring conditions that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy.” Check out the college’s offerings, bring a friend along and join the movement. There’s something for everyone!

Joining Forces to Achieve Health Equity Conference, March 31
The COPH is hosting a regional meeting sponsored by the Florida Public Health Association and Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative. Participants will explore new ways to collaborate on achieving health equity for members of their communities, learn about best practices, and have the opportunity to network with other professionals. Register here.

We are Family, April 1 (No joke!)
COPH faculty, staff, students, alumni and their family members are invited to a fun afternoon of food, games and fellowship. It’s a potluck. Sign-up here.

Give Life and Save Lives, April 4
Make a positive difference in someone’s life by donating blood, learning to perform hands-only CPR and registering for the National Marrow Donor Program and Donate Florida.

Public Health Awards Ceremony, April 5
Celebrating the next generation of public health practitioners and embracing foot soldiers who make huge strides in advancing the public’s health is what the National Public Health Awards Ceremony is all about. The event features awards for student research, Excellence in Teaching, Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health, and Outstanding Alumni; plus, recognizes Delta Omega inductees and academic scholarship recipients.

This is Public Health!, April 5
Not sure what public health is all about? Well, make plans now to attend the USF Bull Market. Get the 411 from current students, speak with academic recruiters and learn how the COPH is making life better in Tampa Bay and around the world.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Global Public Health Leaders, April 7
On World Health Day, learn about the plethora of international education, research and service opportunities offered by the COPH.  Attend a panel discussion and visit lobby displays.

COPH Rocks USF Relay for Life, April 8
Join the COPH team for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising and awareness event. Register or donate here.

Be sure to view the full schedule of National Public Health Week events that includes student service opportunities, health fairs, and a host of other activities.

Story by Natalie D. Preston, USF College of Public Health

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