Mallory Powell

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College: Public Health

UK to Hold Events for National Public Health Week

Published: Apr 7, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2014) -- National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and UK Student Public Health Association, a student affiliate of the Kentucky Public Health Association, will offer a variety of free events for students to raise awareness about important preventive and public health issues. 

 

Since 1995, communities across the country have celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) to highlight issues that are important to improving the public's health. NPHW 2014 will focus on ways to guide the community through the evolving public health system with the theme, “Public Health: Start Here.”

 

Participating in National Public Health Week is one way that the UK College of Public Health contributes to the wellbeing of Kentuckians. The UK Student Public Health Association has planned activities both on and off campus to raise awareness among students of important public health issues that affect them.  Below is a list of activities this week that students can participate in:

 

Monday, April 7: Be Healthy from the Start
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. FREE Yoga at the Johnson Center
A special session of yoga taught by a College of Public Health student.

Tuesday, April 8: Don't Panic
11a.m. - 2 p.m. Student Center Addition Patio Outside of the MLK Center
Learn about preparing for disasters.

Wednesday, April 9: Get Out Ahead
11a.m. - 2 p.m. Student Center Patio Outside of the Cat's Den
Look at the skin damage on your face using a screening machine and get free sunscreen.

Thursday, April 10: Eat Well
11a.m. - 2 p.m. Student Center Table Outside of Starbuck's
Take a tour of the healthier eating options at the Student Center from the College of Public Health registered dietitians. Free prizes!

Friday, April 11: Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation
10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Volunteer with Seedleaf
Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the College of Public Health for breakfast and carpool (weather permitting) to help out with community gardens. Wear your working clothes.

Sunday, April 13: Lexington AIDS Walk
2pm, Check-in 1pm at West Sixth Brewing Company, 501 W Sixth St
Raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. Participation is free. Register at
http://www.avolky.org/lexington-aids-walk/ under College of Public Health.

 

For more information about National Public Health Week, please visit www.nphw.org.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Mallory Powell, mallory.powell@uky.edu

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