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.