National Public Health Week April 2 - 8

The University of South Florida College of Public Health unites with communities and organizations around the country to observe National Public Health Week, April 2 - 8.
“A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement” is the theme for 2012 and the college has a plethora of events to entice and educate willing participants.

The week includes several fairs where attendees can receive health screenings from USF Health students, as well as engage in activities that promote healthy behaviors like bicycle safety, exercise and wellness.

Exercise enthusiasts can “Walk to the Moon” with USF and Tampa Bay. Every step counts and more than 238,857 are needed to reach the moon.

Advocates for public health are leading the movement for a healthier America and two events during the week celebrate their efforts. First, Florida’s Outstanding Woman in Public Health is announced at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 4. Excellence in student research, academic scholarship and teaching are also recognized at the event.

Later in the day, more than a dozen public health employers will showcase their organizations at the College of Public Health Networking Fair. Students and alumni seeking to enhance their skills in public health are encouraged to attend and learn of job, volunteer and internship opportunities.

Research is the focus of the Graduate Student Symposium. Students from disciplines across public health present their findings at the Interdisciplinary Research Building.

To view the full schedule of events and contact information, click here