SPHHS Celebrates National Public Health Week

March 22, 2013

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events from April 1-7, 2013, in honor of National Public Health Week. The theme of this year's week-long celebration of public health is "Public Health Is Return On Investment: Saves Live, Saves Money.” The events highlight the School’s message of education, research, outreach and practice.

The School will hold its 16th Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 2, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge. The School holds this event, celebrated annually during the National Public Health Week, as an opportunity for the university, media and surrounding communities to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach conducted by its students. Students from all departments in the SPHHS will present posters of their work which will be judged based on content and presentation. Awards are made in Research and Practice categories. One award will be presented by the Delta Omega Honor Society, which will submit the winner's abstract as part of its submissions to the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

The undergraduate Public Health Club and the Public Health Peer Advisors will sponsor a number of events throughout the week, including CPR and first aid certification and healthy eating workshops and positive psychology, yoga and stress reduction events. The student club and peer advising group also will be creating a public health mural and video.

For more information on any of these events, contact Patrick Freeman by email at pfreeman@schoolph.umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-4340.