Published on March 30, 2016 by Katie Stripling  
public health week

Samford University’s School of Public Health will be hosting events April 5–8 to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW). The events will take place throughout Samford’s campus to raise awareness about different issues regarding public health. Each day, there will be a variety of events and activities offered, as well as tables set up in Harry’s Coffeehouse in University Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with giveaways and information about NPHW. 

The week’s activities start Tuesday, April 5, with a panel discussion in  Christenberry Planetarium about sexual assault awareness and prevention that is sponsored by the University Care Team and University Counseling Services.

On Wednesday, April 6, there will be a campus prayer walk in recognition of National Walking Day. The walk will begin at 1:15 p.m. on the steps in front of University Library. Internationally recognized human trafficking, criminal behavior and victimization expert Sunny Slaughter will present “Invest Wisely in the Matters of Change: The Impact of Social Determinants of Health and Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Issue” at 3 p.m.; this event will offer convocation credit for all students who attend. 

On the first floor of University Library on Thursday, April 7, there will be a photo essay exhibition, Photos from the Field, to honor the launch of Public Health 101. Later that evening, there will be a film event: The Forgotten Plague, for convocation credit in Brock Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To conclude the National Public Health Week events on Friday, there will be informational tables in Harry’s Coffeehouse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. offering information about public health courses and careers, and an opportunity to sign the Generation Public Health pledge.

Samford offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in public health. To learn more about these programs, go to


About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.