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Georgia State Celebrates National Public Health Week

The School of Public Health at Georgia State University will celebrate National Public Health Week with several events:

Monday, April 3

2017 Kreuter Katz Lecture on Health Equity

Healthcare Georgia Foundation funds an annual lectureship focusing on health equity and disparities at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University in honor of public health leaders Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz.

This year’s keynote speaker is Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis. He is founder of the Health Communication Research Laboratory (HCRL), a leading center nationally that is now in its 22nd year of continuous funding.

Dr. Matthew Kreuter’s research seeks to identify and apply communication-based strategies to eliminate health disparities, with an emphasis on finding ways to increase the reach and effectiveness of health information to low-income and minority populations, and using information and technology to connect them to needed health services.

TIME: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, with reception to follow at 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Georgia State University College of Law Conference Center, 85 Park Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, April 4

Public Health Students Offer ‘Growth Mindset’ Presentation

The Public Health Student Association at Georgia State University will offer a free interactive presentation on the ‘Growth Mindset.’ The discussion will focus on strategies that can help students to approach learning with an approach that does not assume that cognitive abilities are fixed and to create mind/body states that support learning.

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Urban Life, Room 201

Saturday, April 8

2017 Active Living Summit

John Steward, a member of the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, is partnering with Panther Bikes and other organizations at Georgia State to present the 2017 Active Living Summit, which will explore how the university and the City of Atlanta are working to become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

Presenters will include Charles Brown, program manager of the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, as well as experts from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Atlanta Regional Commission, and the City of Atlanta. This event is free and open to all.

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)

LOCATION: Georgia State University College of Law Conference Center, 85 Park Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

To register, go to: http://gsupantherbikes.wixsite.com/2017-summit