National Public Health Week

Join the U of M School of Public Health community to celebrate the important ways public health has improved health and changed lives.

Saturday, April 2 - Student Diversity Retreat

Student Diversity Retreat

9am- 3pm, Blegen Hall, Room 415

The Student Diversity Matters retreat is an opportunity for students to have challenging yet meaningful conversations with one another. The goal of this event is to give attendees a chance to gain skills and find/build a support network.

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Monday, April 4 - Blood Drive / Taste Diversity

Blood Drive

1:45pm-5:45pm, Mayo Auditorium

The SPH community is invited to donate blood to the American Red Cross.

Register for this event. To schedule your appointment, search for the blood drive by entering the sponsor code ‘SPH U of M’.

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5:30pm-7:30pm, The Whole, Coffman Memorial Union

The SPH Student Senate hosts this annual cultural event. This year the food and culture of Vietnam will be featured. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited.​

No registration required. More information

Tuesday, April 5 - Mentor Appreciation Dinner

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5:30pm, McNamara Alumni Center

Mentors and students are invited to this annual dinner, which celebrates the many contributions of mentors.

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Wednesday, April 6 - Student Headshots / Public Health Film Series: "On Beauty"

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Location: Moos 2-680 from 10am – 2pm

SPH students are invited to get a new headshot from a professional photographer free of charge.

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5pm-7:30pm, Coffman Memorial Union

This documentary explores the need to change the way we experience and see beauty. This event is open to the general public.

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Thursday, April 7 - Research Day

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4pm-6pm, Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall

This annual tradition allows students to showcase research to faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public. Awards ceremony to be held at 5:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public

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Friday, April 8 - Health Disparities Roundtable

Health Disparities Roundtable – Discrimination in Healthcare: What Can be Done?

9 am-noon, Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Three panelists discuss discrimination in healthcare and is open to the general public. This event is eligible for 2.5 CPH recertification credits.The Roundtable program is an annual lecture and forum for discussion of issues in culturally responsive public health practice. This year’s program features a lecture and panel discussion with Gilbert Gee, PhD, Mónica Hurtado, MD & Michelle van Ryn, PhD, MPH.

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Saturday, April 9 - Goldy's Run / SPH Gophers Gathering

Goldy’s Run

8am, TCF Bank Stadium

Enjoy a run through the University of Minnesota campus alongside fellow students and alumni. Use code UMNPH5 for $5 off registration fee.

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School of Public Health Gophers Gathering

6pm, Location varies

SPH alumni invite students to their homes for dinner and conversation. Students must sign up by March 23; alumni must register by March 11.

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What is National Public Health Week?

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is a national celebration of public health and is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For over 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. The U of M School of Public Health is proud to partner with NPHW to highlight our dynamic field.