UF MPH Program takes on National Public Health Week


The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions is pleased to announce its upcoming events in observance of National Public Health Week (April 1-7). We are privileged to collaborate with our esteemed UF partners and community organizations. Through these partnerships, we aim to commemorate National Public Health Week by advocating for a spectrum of public health concerns, fostering awareness, and encouraging active participation in a week-long series of engaging and informative activities.

Themes and Schedule of Events

Monday, April 1st: Civic Engagement

Location and Time: HPNP, Reception Hall from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

In furtherance of our commitment to promoting civic engagement, the Master of Public Health Program is pleased to announce a collaboration with Dr. Teresa Cornacchione, Civic Engagement Coordinator and Lecturer at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the Bob Graham Student Fellows, and other affiliated campus organizations. We will establish an accessible venue to facilitate voter registration, disseminate voting information, and offer valuable resources pertinent to civic engagement.

Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, April 2nd: Arts in Health Day for Healthy Communities

Location and Time: HPNP, PHHP courtyard 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The University of Florida Master of Public Health (UF MPH) Program and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine are pleased to announce a collaborative event with UF campus organizations and community members. Together, we are organizing an afternoon filled with engaging art-centric activities, all under the theme of Healthy Neighborhoods. 

We aim to cultivate a community for Arts in Health Day by fostering connections and establishing a shared identity among diverse groups. Understanding that arts engagement is good for our individual and collective well-being and builds community cohesion, we’ll provide a day of activities that allow participants to articulate their feelings, thoughts, and identities freely. 

Join us as we come together to celebrate the strength and vitality of our communities through creativity and shared experience. 

Wednesday, April 3rd: Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

Location and time: HPNP, Room G-301A, from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

To illuminate the gravity of climate change, our esteemed Red Cross partners will conduct an educational seminar on disaster preparedness. This Lunch and Learn seminar will specifically address hurricane readiness, offering attendees invaluable insights into safeguarding themselves and their communities. Additionally, a hands-on CPR Compression training session will be provided to empower participants with life-saving skills.

Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, April 4th: New Tools and Innovations

Location and Time: HPNP, Room G-112, from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Engagement with the arts can positively influence individual- and population-level health. To highlight and share an innovative tool beneficial to public health and other health professionals, the UF Center for Arts in Medicine will host a Lunch and Learn event featuring two recently published studies, “Arts Engagement as a Health Behavior: An Opportunity to Address Mental Health Inequities” and  Arts and Culture in Public Health Evidence-based Framework. The study and framework aim to guide cross-sector collaboration that engages arts and culture resources to advance community health and health equity.

Join Public Health PhD student Alex Rodriguez to explore these resources as innovative approaches that allow public health professionals to integrate arts engagement into their work. Lunch will be provided!

Saturday, April 13th: Reproductive Health

Location and Time: North Florida Sewing Center from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

The Public Health Student Association at the University of Florida is excited to announce a partnership with the North Florida Sewing Center to organize a volunteer opportunity to create reusable, washable pads for managing menstruation and incontinence. The North Florida Sewing Center has developed a non-copyrighted product that allows widespread access and pattern adaptation to suit individual needs.