National Public Health Week 2016

APRIL 4-8, 2016        National Public Health Week


Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation – thanks largely to the work of public health. Still, people in many other high income countries live longer and suffer fewer health issues than we do.

We are a growing movement of people, communities and organizations. Our goal is to create the healthiest nation in one generation. To get there we have to ensure conditions that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy. It’s not enough to provide access to quality health care. We also need to build safe, healthy communities with a foundation of social justice for all. We must help all Americans achieve at least a high school education, better ensure the opportunity to earn a livable wage and improve access to safe, healthy food. We must protect our environment because what happens upstream to our environment at work, school and home affects our health downstream.

We’ll share simple steps to help you improve your health and the health of your community. We’ll join together to advance policies that promote health throughout our society.



The UAB School of Public Health encourages everyone to come out and support, participate, and learn about public health!



Wicked Problem Case Competition
Kick off - March 28th, 11 AM - 1 PM

Team Work Day - April 1st (ALL DAY)

Case Competition - April 2nd, 8 AM - 12 PM (Ryals & The Edge of Chaos)

Public Health Research and Practice Day
April 6th, 10am - 12:30 pm at The Edge of Chaos

Lou Wooster
Life of Louise Wooster - April 6th, 5 PM at Vulcan Park

Lou Wooster
Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Breakfast - April 7th, 7:30 - 8:30 AM -The Edge of Chaos Atrium

World Health Day Morning Rave
April 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 AM at The Campus Rec Center

World Health Day Yoga in the Dark
April 7th, 6:00 - 6:45 AM  at The Campus Rec Center

Koronisfest (PSA & Poster Contest)
April 7th, 5 PM at The Edge of Chaos
Entries accepted now