National Public Health Week Events

April 1-7, 2019

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is hosting several events in recognition of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”

The annual observance connects communities across the country to celebrate the contributions of public health and highlight topics important to improving the nation’s health.

The college is partnering with APHA to highlight five topics this year – healthy communities, violence prevention, rural health, technology and public health, climate change and global health.


Tuesday, April 2

Benton County National Public Health Week Celebration

6-8 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Network with Benton County commissioners, convening as the Board of Health, and meet the new Health Department Director Dawn Emerick. The OSU Student Public Health Association will lead teams in a trivia game focused on local harm reduction information.

   Mark yourself interested


Wednesday, April 3

Sex Tips and Banana Splits

4:30-5:30 p.m., Waldo 400

The OSU Student Public Health Association will host "Sex Tips and Banana Splits" with sexual health expert Dan Dowhower, PhD.

   Mark yourself interested


Thursday, April 4

Self-care workshop

4:30-5:30 p.m., Waldo 400

The CPHHS Graduate Student Council will host a self-care workshop called, "Self-compassion: What it is, what it does and how it helps with graduate school."

   Mark yourself interested


Friday, April 5

Research seminar

“It’s time for bed: The neglected connection between sleep and health”

11 a.m. - 12 p.m., LINC 302

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “It’s time for bed: The neglected connection between sleep and health,” by Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, dean of CPHHS

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 For CPHHS graduate students and faculty only.

Friday, April 5

Graduate Poster Session and Reception

4:30-6:30 p.m., HFC 115 and lobby

Join us for a graduate poster session and reception as current CPHHS graduate students present their latest research in public health, kinesiology, nutrition and human development and family sciences.
This is your opportunity to learn more about current findings and ask these future leaders questions.


All Week

NPHW Social Media Contest

We’re celebrating National Public Health Week by giving away college SWAG. Every day (April 1-5) we’ll select a winner — this means if you didn’t win on Monday, you can try again all week long!

Entering is easy: Post a pic on Instagram or Twitter and tell us why you love public health with #OregonStateNPHW and #NPHW. Ready. Set. Go!

The fine print:

  • For us to see your Instagram post, your profile needs to be public.
  • Be located on the Corvallis campus.
  • Winners will be notified by DM by 3:30 p.m. each day.
  • One winner per day, and you can only win once.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

The CPHHS joined APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge (#APHABillionSteps). We’ve created a team called "OregonState “out there” walking!" so that we can all enjoy walking together!
We know regular physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Walking can be relaxing and fun. So, get “out there” and join our team in APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge today! You can participate whether or not you use an electronic fitness tracker – and, if you do, syncing is easy!
 A tip: Once you set up your account on your mobile device, we’ve found it easiest to “join a team” from the MoveSpring webpage (“join a team” not to be confused with “join a group”). If you have any problems signing up, please contact Mendy Gayler.
Join our team in APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge today!