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University at Buffalo Celebrates National Public Health Week 2017

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 3-9 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts important to improving the nation. Additional activities will also take place throughout the entire month of April to further expand the celebrations.

The 2017 Step Challenge is the featured event for the NPHW celebrations in SPHHP. Free and open to the public, registrants may sign up individually or as a team and will be asked to log their step count once a week throughout the month of April. All participants will work toward reaching the collective goal of taking 200 million steps as part of this year’s challenge.

Additional events planned for the month-long celebration include, but are not limited to:

Dr. Gal Burstein, commissioner of the Erie County Department of Health, will speak during the first of four public health seminars scheduled in April. The seminars are hosted by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program and take place each Monday in April from 12-12:50 p.m. on UB’s South Campus. For a full listing and locations of the seminars, visit SPHHP’s National Public Health Week website:

Join us for three Wellness Wednesday events throughout the month of April to get up and get active!


For a comprehensive listing and further details on all of the events taking place in April as part of SPHHP’s month-long celebration, please visit