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April 2-8: National Public Health Week at UD

UD celebrates with a host of events and kiosks

The University of Delaware has a host of events and kiosks planned for National Public Health Week 2018, which takes place from April 2 to April 8. On- and off-campus sessions are scheduled throughout the week. National Public Health Week is led by the American Public Health Association (APHA). The week kicks off nationally on Monday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. with the #NPHWChat on Twitter; follow APHA at @PublicHealth for details.

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“We embrace the week’s theme of ‘Changing our Futures Together,’ as we know that collective action can be transformative,” said Rita Landgraf, College of Health Sciences professor of practice and distinguished health and social services administrator in residence. “We’re excited to work together with our community partners and student groups to 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.

April 2: Health Equity Club kiosk, Behavioral health

The Health Equity Club at UD will run activities and provide resources focused on promoting mental health and wellbeing in Trabant from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The student club hopes to improve public health through education, advocacy, and service in the surrounding communities.

April 3: Distracted driving: Are you a safe driver?

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob), try out a distracted driving simulator and attempt to navigate a roadway on a computer while texting.

April 4: Lecture and a Movie: Violence and Public Health

The Partnership for Healthy Communities will host “Lecture and a Movie: Violence and Public Health” on April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Main Street Movies 5 in Newark. With a focus on violence as a public health issue, the event will begin with a showing of A Family Affair, a Delaware-based film that highlights the need to coordinate violence response and prevention strategies. The event is open to the public. Please register in advance. A $5 donation to A Family Affair is requested.

April 4: Health Equity Club kiosk, Environmental health

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., come out to learn all the things you can do to improve the environmental health of your community and create a take-home planter.

April 5: What you need to know down below

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Little Bob, Kate Smith, program manager of the Immunization Coalition of Delaware, will discuss sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus and meningococcal diseases. The Health Equity Club at UD and Planned Parenthood of Delaware will also be on site with a kiosk full of resources and information.

April 6: Shaping public health in the U.S.

Special guest APHA president Joseph Telfair will speak about APHA affiliates responding to and shaping public health in the U.S. through partnerships and workforce development. The presentation takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Trabant Multipurpose Room A. Light lunch is provided. The presentation is open to the public. Please register in advance.

April 6: Health Equity Club kiosk, Pop-up parks

Do you want a pop-up park at UD? What is a pop-up park? Learn more and voice your opinion from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Trabant.

April 7: Active Minds Stomp Out Stigma 5K

Join Active Minds at UD for their annual Stomp Out Stigma 5K from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on The Green. Check out the Facebook event. Dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness, Active Minds members work to promote awareness and understanding of the issues on campuses nationwide.

April 9: One love workshop: Escalation screening and discussion

A powerful, film-based workshop followed by a discussion on healthy and unhealthy relationships and signs of relationship abuse will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Trabant Multipurpose Room. It includes music, giveaways, and refreshments, and is hosted by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Register to attend.

Sponsors of National Public Health Week at the University of Delaware

The UD Partnership for Health Communities, a Community Engagement Initiative, is proud to sponsor National Public Health Week 2018 with the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition and UD Employee Health and Wellbeing (College of Health Sciences), the Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources), the Health Equity Club, Active Minds, the Collegiate Recovery Community, iMatter, Inc., Delaware INBRE, the Delaware Academy of Medicine, and the Delaware Public Health Association.


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