NDSU's Public Health Association student organization is scheduled to host a series of events during National Public Health Week, April 7-13.
“National Public Health week is a time to bring awareness to public health in our community and it is also a time to call community members to action around the themes of disaster preparedness, access to healthy foods, and best practices for global community health,” explained Stefanie Meyer, student organization adviser and Master of Public Health program coordinator and lecturer. “NDSU has a new master’s degree in public health and this week is also a time for prospective students, faculty, and staff to hear more about public health education and career opportunities in public health.”
On Monday, April 7, the theme is “Be healthy from the start: From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home.” Author, psychotherapist and women’s advocate Chris Linnares, is scheduled to present “Mary J. Berg Celebration to Be Healthy” at 6:30 p.m. in the McGovern Alumni Center.
The theme on Tuesday, April 8, is “Don't panic: Disaster preparedness starts with communitywide commitment and action.” WDAY News representatives will discuss Fargo flooding and the Walk this Way campaign at noon in the Memorial Union Rose room.
On Wednesday, April 9, the theme is “Get out ahead: Prevention is now a nationwide priority.” Mark Knutson, founder of the Fargo Marathon, will discuss how to stay physically active and registering for the race at noon in the Memorial Union Room of Nations.
The theme for Thursday, April 10, is “Eat well: Eating nutritiously is key to living a healthy lifestyle.” Healthy snacks will be sold in the Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Friday, April 11, the theme is “Careers and opportunities in public health: Explore the growing demand of public health practitioners and their role in local, state, federal, global and private health sectors.” Dr. Terry Dwelle, North Dakota state health officer; Dr. Paul Carson, Sanford chief quality officer; and Kim Wold, director of research for the Roger Maris Cancer Center, are scheduled to present at noon in the Memorial Union Room of Nations.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.