Published on March 30, 2016 by Sydnee Wisler  
Public Health Infographic

Samford University’s Department of Public Health will host events the week of April 4-10 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 on Tuesday, April 5 with a panel discussion in the Christenberry Planetarium about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention that is sponsored by University Care Team and University Counseling Service.

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 3:00 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 Photoessay 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 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.

To conclude the National Public Health Week events there will be informational tables in Harry’s Coffeehouse from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. offering information about Public Health courses and careers and an opportunity to sign the Generation Public Health pledge.

Samford offers both an undergraduate and graduate degree in public health. To learn more about these programs, please visit 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.