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April 5, 2021

MPH program participates in National Public Health Week

Submitted by Ellyn Mulcahy

This week, April 5-9, is National Public Health Week, a week dedicated to the science, practice and teaching of public health in our nation. The theme for the week is "Building Bridges to Better Health."

Each year, the Master of Public Health program at K-State celebrates National Public Health Week. In place of the community event the program generally hosts with the Riley County Health Department and other community partners, the MPH program will highlight public health students, faculty and resources on campus and in our community on the MPH program website. Each day, we will highlight National Public Health Week by introducing our public health faculty and students from our four emphasis areas.

We also will share programs and resources from our local and state-level community partners who collaborate and help train public health students in public health practice to build health in our community. This public health practicum is a required component for students in both the Master of Public Health program and the new Bachelor of Public Health program offered by the kinesiology department. Our supporting partners locally include the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, Riley County Health Department, Riley County Research and Extension, Lafene Health Center, the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition, and Pawnee Mental Health Services. Look for the daily National Public Health Week updates on the MPH program website, k-state.edu/mphealth.

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