National Public Health Week 2021

Join the Dornsife School of Public Health in celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2021 during the week of 4/5-4/11!

Each year, National Public Health Week (NPHW), created by the American Public Health Association (APHA), celebrates public health’s successes and highlights new approaches to solving our most pressing challenges from organizations across the country. The theme for the 2021 NPHW is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” Daily themes include:

  • Monday, April 5: Rebuilding
  • Tuesday, April 6: Advancing Racial Equity
  • Wednesday, April 7: Strengthening Community
  • Thursday, April 8: Galvanizing Climate Justice
  • Friday, April 9: Constructing COVID-19 Resilience
  • Saturday, April 10: Uplifting Mental Health and Wellness
  • Sunday, April 11: Elevating the Essential and Health Workforce

Dornsife NPHW Events:

Tuesday, April 6 at 12:00 pm: Racial Equity in Food & Nutrition

Join a virtual conversation with Tambra Raye Stevenson, who serves as the visionary leader of WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture. Through education, advocacy, and innovative approaches, WANDA is on a mission in creating a pipeline and digital platform for women and girls of color to lead in building healthy sustainable communities from farm to health.

Click here to learn more and access the Zoom link.

Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm: Peer Health Educators General Body Meeting & Training

Join the Peer Health Educators (PHE) graduate student organization to support advancing racial equity. The Peer Health Educators seek to improve minority maternal and child health outcomes through pre-conception peer health education. The event will include both a general body meeting and part 1 of the Level 1 Peer Health Educator training.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Wednesday, April 7 at 12:00 pm: Strengthening Latino/x Communities

Join a virtual conversation with Adonis Banegas about strengthening Latino/x communities. Banegas serves as the Executive Director of The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio), the oldest Latino non-profit in Philadelphia.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Wednesday, April 7 – Thursday, April 8: Population Health Symposium on Racism and Health

This year’s inaugural symposium will bring together researchers, health practitioners, students, and the public at large to learn about the intersection of racism and health and discuss how we can collectively propose sustainable solutions towards health equity. The symposium will include two keynote speakers and three sessions on research, interventions, and public engagement.

Click here for more information (including the full event schedule) and to register.

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