The University of Delaware will celebrate National Public Health Week from April 1-7 with a full slate of activities.

April 1-7: National Public Health Week

Nationwide public health event aimed at saving lives, saving money

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9:43 a.m., March 18, 2013--The University of Delaware will celebrate National Public Health Week from April 1-7 with a full slate of activities. 

This year’s theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” The theme was developed to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives, and curbing health care spending. 

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Led by Mia Papas, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, UD’s NPHW events include the following topics:

  • Monday: Health and Safety in the Home
  • Tuesday: Safe Environment for Children at School
  • Wednesday: Creating a Healthy Workplace
  • Thursday: Protecting You While You’re on the Move
  • Friday: Empowering a Healthy Community

Specific activities include a CPR demonstration, a movie, free self-defense and fitness classes, and information kiosks in the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room.

For more information, contact Papas at mpapas@udel.edu or click here to view the full program.

The events are sponsored by the Public Health Club and the Health Behavior Science Club. 

Article by Diane Kukich

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