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National Public Health Week 2020

NPHW @ 25: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

It's the 25th anniversary of National Public Health Week: April 6-12, 2020

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight the issues that are important to improving our nation's health, important issues now more than ever. Every year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) observes NPHW during the first full week of April. 

During each day of National Public Health Week, APHA asks the nation to focus on a particular public health topic and to identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help. The focus areas for NPHW 2020 are:
Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being
Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan
Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health
Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet
Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools
Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing
Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

Social distancing is important, but we're still connecting! 
Check out our virtual event schedule below.

Monday, April 6

ColoradoSPH students, expect a morning email with mantras, mindfulness practices, and surveys on how you are coping with the current COVID-19 outbreak. Surveys will include: What book are you reading? Favorite TV shows/movie series to binge? Suggestions for feel-the-burn home workouts?

ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee: Yoga*
*ColoradoSPH staff, faculty, and students only.
10 - 10:30 am | Join online
Join the Total Health Committee for a flow that focuses on healing and opening the body while becoming comfortable with change. Featuring Yoga with Adriene: Yoga for Transitions.

Promoting Mental Health and Resilience Through COVID-19
11 am - 12 pm  | 
Register online
Join a Health Links Town Hall that will cover identifying and addressing mental health concerns, tips and tools to help promote mental wellness and reduce stress, and resources and techniques to support yourself and others. 

Conference on World Affairs: Historical Pandemics
With Dan Carlin (host of the podcast Hardcore History), Elizabeth Fenn (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82), and Susan Kent (author of The Global Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919)

Tuesday, April 7

Virtual Yoga Class 
10 am - 12 pm | Join online
The University of Northern Colorado will be hosting a 2-hour yoga session. Stretch your stress away. Come in at any point from 10am-12pm!​

​Wednesday, April 8

After the Pandemic: Health Care in Crisis
Sponsored by The Earth Institute of Columbia University and the Resilience Media Project. In the U.S. and around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare inequities that are literally a matter of life and death. For instance, burdened with coal-fired power plants and other polluting facilities, low-income communities of color have much higher rates of asthma and other “underlying conditions” that predict poor outcomes with COVID-19. And this and many other issues won’t end when the pandemic does: these communities are also more vulnerable to the heatwaves, floods, and fires of a changing climate. What steps can be taken now to protect those on the front lines of COVID-19 and climate change, and to ensure a fairer, more resilient world for all? 
We are using​ to take questions for the panelists. Here you can both ask a question and vote on those questions you most want answered. In order to enter our page, use the event number 4072020.

Structural Stigma & COVID19: Using Law & Policy Levers to Remedy
10 am | Join online
Associate Professor of Epidemiology Daniel Goldberg will give​​ a public webinar for NYU Langone Health's Department of Population Health. 

ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee: HIIT Cardio*
*ColoradoSPH staff, faculty, and students only.
10 - 10:30 am | Join online
Join the ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee for a HIIT cardio workout that requires no equipment and offers modifications for various fitness levels. Featuring SELF: 30-Minute HIIT Cardio Workout

​12 pm
APHA is hosting its 10th annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat. We'll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health as accomplished, and talk about where the movement is going. Follow @ColoradoSPH and @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

Salary Negotiation Strategies Webinar*
*ColoradoSPH students  and alumni only.
Hosted by ColoradoSPH Career Services for ColoradoSPH students and alumni. 

Social Justice Discussion Forum
Hosted by Colorado State University. Topics will include incorporating more health equity curriculum into Foundations of Public Health courses and any other topics you think are relevant to today. All input is welcome as this will lead to future MPH curriculum changes!

Conference on World Affairs: Listen to the Scientists
With Eliot Peper (Strategist and novelist), Seth Shostak (Senior Astronomer, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and host of Big Picture Science), and Ty Tashiro (Social Scientist and author of AWKWARD: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward & Why That's Awesome).

Thursday, April 9

Juhwan Oh: South Korea's Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic: Lessons for Other Affected Societies
1 - 2 pm | Watch online
On this webinar hosted by ColoradoSPH's Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, Dr. Oh will share lessons from South Korea’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic including the importance of: establishing diagnostic capacity; implementing measures to prevent community transmission; redesigning and reallocating clinical resources for the new environment; and limiting economic impact while prioritizing control of spread. After a prepared presentation, he will invite questions for a discussion focused on how these lessons are relevant to Colorado.

Virtual Cooking Class/Nutrition Discussion 
5 - 7 pm | Join online
Taking care of your body is so important, especially in times of crisis. Please join us to cook with peers through a virtual Cook & Chat.

Friday, April 10

ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee: Coffee Talk*
*ColoradoSPH staff, faculty, and students only.
9:30 - 10:30 am | Join online

ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee: Upper Body and Core Workout
*ColoradoSPH staff, faculty, and students only.​
11 - 11:30 am | Join online
Join the ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee for a no-equipment upper body and core workout. Featuring Fitness Blender: At-Home Upper Body & Core. 

Research in Progress: A presentation and discussion of COVID-19 related work in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
12 - 1:30 pmJoin online
Join faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health as they discuss a range of COVID-19 related topics, including modeling, personal protective equipment, the Natural Hazards Center, and the impacts on workers, and student response. 

Conference on World Affairs: Our Health Post-Coronavirus: A New Frontier
With Margaret Pabst Battin (Division of Medical Ethics, University of Utah), Shelley L. Miller (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder), Irina Petrache (Pulmonologist, National Jewish Health), and Margot Witvliet (Social epidemiologist, Lamar University).

Online Trivia Game 
4 - 6 pm | Link will be posted prior to the event
To conclude National Public Health Week, we are excited to host a virtual trivia night. Anyone is welcome if you want to invite family or roommates (no prior public health knowledge required)!

Monday, April 13: NPHW+

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Colorado: Epidemiology in Action

With ColoradoSPH Dean Jonathan Samet (Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental & Occupational Health), Beth Carlton (Department of Environmental & Occupational Health), and Rachel Herlihy (Communicable Disease Branch Chief and State Epidemiologist – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)). 

Join representatives of ColoradoSPH and the CDPHE for a conversation about COVID-19 and the role that epidemiology is playing in informing policy to mitigate the outbreak. Our National Public Health Week bonus webinar will overview the pandemic and where we currently stand globally, nationally, and in Colorado, followed by a discussion of infectious disease modeling, the findings of COVID-19 models for Colorado, and how the CDPHE uses epidemiological data and modeling to address disease control and inform broader state policy formulation.

Register today! ​


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