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Hopkins Nursing Celebrates Public Health Week


Posted: 4/2/2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) will celebrate National Public Health Week April 5-11. Since 1995 when the first full week of April was declared as National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities and institutions across the country have celebrated NPHW to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health.

This year’s SON celebration is being organized by faculty from the department of Community Public Health and includes public health trivia, awareness, and lectures throughout the week:

Monday, April 5
Public Health Nursing Careers in the US Public Health Service Corps, 12:30-1:30 pm, Carpenter Room. Captain Lynn Slepski, Senior Public Health Advisor, will be presenting information on the USPHS and its opportunities.

Tuesday, April 6
Healthy Communities, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 9.
Dr. Brian Gibbs, Associate Dean for Diversity and Cultural Competence, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Wednesday, April 7
Nursing in a Public Health Disaster: The Role of Nurses in Haiti, Post-Earthquake, 12:30-1:30 pm and 5-7 pm, Room 10. Hear from nurses who served in the SON response to Haiti after the earthquake.

Thursday, April 8
Healthy Howard: One Community at a Time, 1-2 pm, Room 215. Glen Schneider, Director of Health Policy and Planning, Howard County Health Department.

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