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April 6, 2020

MPH program participates in National Public Health Week

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

This week, April 6-12, is National Public Health Week, or NPHW, a week dedicated to the science, practice and teaching of public health in our nation.

Each year, the Master of Public Health program at K-State celebrates NPHW. In place of the poster session and community event that we have hosted for the past few years with the Riley County Health Department, the MPH program will highlight public health students, faculty and resources on campus and in our community each day on the MPH program website

Each day, we will highlight the NPHW daily themes and introduce our public health faculty and students conducting research and scholarship that align with these themes. In addition, we will share programs and resources from our community partners, who collaborate and help train our students in public health practice. The Riley County Health Department is collaborating on the daily themes for NPHW and we will share their efforts throughout the week.

  • Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being.
  • Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan.
  • Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health.
  • Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet.
  • Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools.
  • Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing.
  • Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life.

Look for the daily theme on the MPH program website at k-state.edu/mphealth.