The School of Health Sciences and Human Services, put together with Master of Public Health (MPH) Program together with the Society of Public Health Advocates, will observe its third annual National Public Health Week from April 15-17 by having a gang of free events addressing one of the most pressing challenges facing public medical researchers today, including Alzheimer’s Disease awareness and advocacy, the increasing challenges of early childhood, HIV prevention, along with the mental health impact of Hurricane Sandy.
The 2019 National Public Health Week (NPHW) Event Series features a concert, health fair, film screening, panel discussions, student-run exhibits, in addition to a student video contest.? All events are free of charge and capable to accept everyone, but registration is vital.
The events assemble Hofstra faculty, local and national policy experts, healthcare professionals, community organizations, and students of varying majors to find out, discuss, in order to find solutions to critical medical concerns owning an interdisciplinary approach.
A key feature in 2010 stands out as the “Raise Your Voice for Care” concert and presentations to call treasure Alzheimer’s, a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects around 5.1 Americans by robbing them of memory in addition to thinking and speaking skills.? Sponsored with the Alzheimer’s Reasons for America, the concert features this rock band Honor By August, whose lead singer Michael Pearsall will share the band’s involvement while using the cause along with lead a workshop on songwriting as well as therapeutic value.
Again this holiday season, the college of Health Sciences and Human Services plus the MPH Program will partner together with the Nassau County Department of Health’s Division of Social Health Programs and Minority Health surrounding the second annual Minority Health Conference, that may have a panel on building health equity in suburban minority communities, with an interactive community health fair with free dental, hearing, and HIV screenings. ?Moreover, interdisciplinary multiple Hofstra students will compete for the most powerful video a couple of Los angeles minority ailment inside the conference.
Other panels around the three-day series will consentrate on topics for example international health systems, raising healthy children, the part of dental providers in preventing chronic illness, and public health innovations that might be generating a improvement in communities.
The Hofstra student chapter on the Society of Public Health Advocates will lead a public-health awareness campaign with exhibits which has an information table around the atrium within the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.
Since 1995, the American Public Health Association has designated a week in April as National Public Health Week, as well as some other theme every year. For 2019, the theme is “Healthiest Nation 2030,” which sets a mission of improving America’s health within the duration of one generation.
Hofstra launched its School of Health Sciences and Human Services, and a noticeably new Master of Public Health program, in fall 2012. This few events highlights the emphasis the college places on interdisciplinary problem-solving with its emerging role as being a leader in educating health care professionals.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, April 15