Public Health Week 2018

Published: April 2nd, 2018

Category: Archived Features, Current, Faculty & Staff News

public health week daily themesThe University of Florida Public Health Student Association has joined together with campus groups and local organizations to offer a week of activities educating fellow students about the impact and contributions of public health in our community during National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018.

Monday — Behavioral health

  • Yoga on the lawn
  • Barre exercises
  • UF Counseling and Wellness Center tables with information for students on self-care and how and where to receive services

Tuesday — Communicable diseases

  • STD trivia game
  • Condom line-up game with participants racing against the clock to learn the correct steps for putting on a male condom
  • Alachua County Department of Health table with information on communicable diseases

Wednesday — Environmental health

Tables with information on:

  • Preparing for hurricane season
  • Recycling and sustainability of community resources
  • Alachua County Health Department’s Environmental Health Program
  • Starbucks-NextGen Cup Challenge on ideas that could lead to the development of more sustainable cups
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities on water management

Thursday — Injury and violence prevention

  • UF Police Department presentation on personal safety and crime prevention from 12 to 1 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G-312
  • Drug abuse and overdose presentation by Dr. Chuck Smith of the UF Health Florida Recovery Center from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G-312
  • Swim safety information table

Friday — PHHP Research Day and Public Health Day

  • Undergraduate and graduate students oral and poster presentations
  • Keynote speaker Dr. Mona Fouad, the senior associate dean, diversity and inclusion; professor and director, division of preventive medicine; and director of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine