University at Albany School of Public Health will celebrate National Public Health Week 2017 with a series of events for students, faculty, staff and the community. A highlight of the week’s celebration is the Capital Region PhotoVoice Project, celebrating public health work through a collection of pictures and written stories from the perspective of people and organizations who are dedicated to improving health and well.
Partnering with local community organizations, colleges and state government, the school will host several speaker programs. Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence from a Public Health Perspective will focus on innovative approaches to reducing gun violence and discussion on the public health implications of gun violence and potential strategies to reduce its impact in the United States. A lunch-time seminar is planned on Public Health Ethics and Infectious Diseases: Lessons from the Ebola and Zika Epidemics. The school will co-sponsor the Capital District Food Summit, a locally focused event aimed at bringing together food assistance providers and those interested in food security in order to share best practices and innovations in hunger relief efforts.
The annual Graduate Student Organization (GSO) International Night will celebrate the cultures represented by the student body with entertainment, international food, and a raffle fund-raiser with proceeds donated to support students serving in the Peace Corps.
Additional information on the celebration is found at http://bit.ly/UAlbanyNPHW.