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It’s the fourth day of National Public Health Week (NPHW) and today’s theme is “Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation.”

A few years ago, APHA put together a video that perfectly explains today’s theme. Some of the statistics are a few years old, but the message is still very relevant.

 

Apple in handsIt’s the fourth day of National Public Health Week (NPHW) and today’s theme is “Eat Well.”

Public health issues surrounding food include not only what we eat, but where we get it and how it’s produced.

These questions are so important, the Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine devoted this year’s special spring issue to food. In the web edition, you can read about bringing healthy food to urban food deserts, the problems of industrial farming, researchers trying to avoid future famines and more.

It’s great lunchtime reading. Feel free to browse while you eat your salad!

DisasterToday is the second day of National Public Health Week (NPHW) and the theme is “Don’t Panic.”

Disaster preparedness is a crucial component of public health. And in the NPHW context, disaster doesn’t just mean earthquakes and super storms. It can mean home fires, Internet safety and pandemic flu.

Visit APHA’s Get Ready campaign to see how you and your family can be more prepared.

And visit the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness to see what Hopkins’ researchers are doing to “not panic.”

Child with pinwheelNational Public Health Week (NPHW) is an initiative of the American Public Health Association with the goal of educating the public, policymakers and practitioners on public health issues in the United States.

Each day has a different theme. Today is “Be Healthy From the Start” and the focus is on child and maternal health.

Visit the NPHW website to see how you can get involved (Take action! Join a twitter chat! Attend an event!).

And visit our Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health website to see a small sample of what the Bloomberg School is doing to help families and individuals be healthy from the start.

Last Friday was our first of two Admitted Student Visitors Days.

As you can see, it was a great event!

Four photos from Admitted Student Visitors Day

1 – Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stephen Gange, welcomes admitted students and introduces them to the School.

2 – Admitted students have a chance to ask a panel of current students questions about their experiences at School and in Baltimore.

3 – Admissions staff conducts campus tours.

4 – Admitted students mingle with deans, faculty, current students and staff at a reception.

If you’re an admitted student and you missed last week’s event, there is still time to register for the April 4th event (login and password required)!  If you’re unable to make the trip to Baltimore, the major event sessions were recorded.  These recordings will be posted to the Admitted Student Website in the near future (login and password required).

Have other questions? See our Admitted Student Virtual Information Sessions (login and password required) or contact us (NO login or password required)!