Healthy livingJohns Hopkins University School of Nursing is encouraging people to live a better, healthier lifestyle as it celebrates National Public Health Week, April 2-6. 

This year’s celebration is co-sponsored by the JHUSON Department of Community Public-Health, Community Outreach Program, and SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center), which serves the Hopkins schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

Planned activities throughout the week address prevention and wellness to improve the overall health of the nation.

Monday, April 2—Active Living
The Ups and Downs of Life at Hopkins – Your Stairways to Health, all day, JHUSON. A school-wide activity encouraging people to use the stairs, instead of the elevators, and track the number of steps they climb.

Hands Project, all day, JHUSON café area. The National Hands and Words are Not for Hurting Project, founded in 1997, educates people about the moral and legal right to live free of abuse and violence.

Community Outreach Program Poster Presentation, 12:30-1:30 pm, JHUSON Carpenter Room. COP members display posters focused on this year’s National Public Health Week theme of healthier living.

Film Screening: “Life Before Death,” 4-6 pm, JHUSON, Room 140.  This film travels to 11 countries to explore issues of palliative care and lack of access to essential pain medicines.

Tuesday, April 3—Food and Public Health
The Ups and Downs of Life at Hopkins – Your Stairways to Health, all day, JHUSON

Hands Project, all day, JHUSON café area.

Eating for the Future, 12-1:30 pm, JHUSON, First Floor.
The Center for a Livable Future will present information on eating for the future and show their resources for GIS food system mapping.

Seed to Table, 12-1:30 pm, JHUSON, First Floor. The Samaritan Women, a Christian nonprofit organization, committed to promoting health, healing and hope will present their work and offer volunteer experiences in  their “Seed to Table” vocational program, in their work with domestic human trafficking and homeless, female veterans.

Wednesday, April 4—Prevention and Intervention with Alcohol Abuse
The Ups and Downs of Life at Hopkins – Your Stairways to Health, all day, JHUSON

Hands Project, all day, JHUSON café area.

Dangers of Drunk Driving, 12-1:30 pm, JHUSON, First Floor.
An interactive presentation on the use of alcohol while driving.

Alcohol Screening and Youth Intervention, 3:30-4:30 pm, JHUSON, First Floor.

The American Public Health Association serves as the organizer of National Public Health Week and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policy-makers and practitioners about issues related to that year's theme. The organization creates comprehensive planning, organizing, and outreach materials that can be used during and after the week to raise awareness.

Explore Further: Department of Community-Public Health, Community Outreach Program