National Public Health Week Activities, April 6 - 12, 2015

 

April 7

12:00 - 4:00 pm Health Fair. Sponsored by the Graduate Public Health Association   Student Activity Center Atrium

Come learn about LGBTQIAA Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Women's & Men's Health, Safe Alliance, The Produce Box, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness, Planned Parenthood, and UNCC Center for Wellness Promotion.   Participate in Posture & Balance Screenings and Yoga & Meditation.   Free Samples from Smoothie King and other Healthy Snacks. Click here for more information.

April 8

Featured Public Health Week Speaker, Richard J. Jackson, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Jackson, former Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Health Officer for the California Department of Health, and currently a Professor in UCLA’s Department of Environmental Health Science, is an international leader linking the built environment and health.   Co-author of two books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011, Dr. Jackson is well recognized for his vision and insight relating how and where we live with the health of our populations. He will be making two presentations. 

2:00 – 3:00  We Are What We Build – Building for Health.  CHHS 281

Dr. Jackson will orient his presentation to a primarily student population and provide guidance to those in many disciplines integrating around the theme of how we must manage place to promote healthy populations.  This main campus presentation is open to anyone, with no registration required.

6:00 – 8:00 We Are What We Eat, and What We Build, Center City Building Main Theater

The evening presentation is focused on serving the health and development communities.   Rising health care costs and epidemics of health problems including obesity and diabetes cannot be addressed only through serving the sick.  Dr. Jackson’s presentation provides insight into how managing our built environment provides a pragmatic approach to meeting the needs of our population here in Charlotte, and across the globe. 

Please register for this event at:  http://health.uncc.edu/webform/we-are-what-we-build-building-health

Upsilon Phi Delta Honorary Society Induction Ceremony: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Center City Building Room 1104

New member will be inducted into Upsilon Phi Delta, the National Academic Honor Society for students in the Health Administration field.

April 10

Delta Omega Honorary Society Annual Induction Ceremony.  5:30 - 7:00 pm

A reception will honor the UNC Charlotte Beta Phi Chapter new inductees.   College of Health and Human Services Building, 3rd Floor Atrium.

To learn more about National Public Health Week, and activities across the nation, please click here: http://nphw.org/about