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2019 National Public Health Week

The Vanderbilt MPH Program hosts a series of campus events during National Public Health Week to bring together students, faculty, and staff from across the university and medical center to discuss issues important to improving health and wellness in our community and around the world.

The MPH student class officers coordinate the line-up of speakers and events. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

Contact: Rebecca Mohr


MONDAY, APRIL 1
Disparities and Access to Healthy Food in Nashville

A panel of community leaders and Vanderbilt experts will discuss healthy food in Nashville and the disparities many populations face while trying to provide not only food but healthy food to their families.

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29, 2019.

  • Date: Monday, April 1
  • Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South

Panelists:


TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Public Health Game Night

Participate in games such as Public Health Pictionary and trivia with other Vanderbilt students interested in issues around public health. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 2
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
Speak Up for Yourself: Self-Advocacy in the Public Health Workplace

This panel includes public health practitioners and a trained communicator who will discuss strategies for advocating for resources, protecting your time without feeling guilty, and navigating challenging conversations including negotiation techniques.

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29, 2019.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South

Panelists:


THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Open Table Nashville Service Activity

Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness. Volunteers will participate in a camp cleanup to help pick up trash and other debris.

  • Date: Thursday, April 4
  • Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Contact Rebecca Mohr for additional details.


FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Gentrification in Nashville: The Challenges of Development, Displacement, and Public Health

Community partners, leaders, and Vanderbilt University faculty will discuss the public health effects populations are facing due to gentrification in Nashville and what the next steps are to improve the lives of those effected.

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29, 2019.