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Celebrating National Public Health Week

One of the entries to the Health as a Social Justice: A PhotoVoice Project. Winners will be announced at the event on Wednesday, April 4 at the School of Public Health.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 29, 2018) – A photo exhibit and contest celebrating people and organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Capital Region will be on display next week at UAlbany’s School of Public Health (SPH) as part of its annual celebration of National Public Health Week.

The photos are part of the Health as a Social Justice: A PhotoVoice Project, which features a collection of both pictures and written stories from the perspective of those working in public health in the Capital Region. Winners of the photo contest will be announced at the event on Wednesday, April 4, which will also feature a panel discussion and a meet-and-greet with the photographers.

National Public Health Week is an annual initiative spearheaded by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a national nonprofit that focuses on public health issues and policy, to improve health, safety and wellbeing for all Americans.

SPH’s iteration of the national week begins on Monday, April 2, with a bus tour of Albany for new and prospective students followed by a healthy potluck lunch in SPH Room 110A. Other events include:

  • Opioid Public Health Crisis Town Hall: SPH 110A, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
  • Gun Violence Prevention Symposium: Albany Medical College, Room 700, 8-10 a.m., Wednesday, April 4
  • The Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence Lifecycle: A Panel Discussion: SPH 110A, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 5

For more information about events and to RSVP, click here.

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