CSU celebrates National Public Health Week April 3-8

The Colorado School of Public Health at CSU is hosting a series of events April 3-8 in honor of National Public Health Week.

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Among other activities, ColoradoSPH students, faculty and staff will be participating in Public Health Day at the Capitol in Denver on Monday, April 3.

From left are Alexandra Peterson, Kendall Kritzik, Katie Murray, Katelin Jackson and Natalie Murphy, all of whom are MPH students in the ColoradoSPH at CSU.

At CSU, donations for The Mission in Fort Collins can be dropped off all week long to a donation box in Sage Hall. The Mission has an online wish list of needed items.

Other campus events organized by the ColoradoSPH and its Student Council at CSU include:

Monday, April 3

 Public Health Awareness Event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the intersection of Meridian & Plum (South of Green Hall), or in the Flea Market area on the main floor of the Lory Student Center.

Tuesday, April 4

Sunrise Hike 5:30 a.m., heading out from the Horsetooth Mountain Park Parking Lot. For more information, contact Katie Key at mskatiekey@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 5 

Sexual Health Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the intersection of Meridian & Plum (South of Green Hall), or in the Flea Market area on the main floor of the Lory Student Center. Part of the CSU Health Network’s “Get Yourself Tested” campaign.

Thursday, April 6

Let’s Walk the Walk: Walking Meeting 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at Starbucks in the LSC. The walk will be outdoors, so participants are advised to dress accordingly.

Chipotle Fundraiser for Smart Fit Girls 4 to 8 p.m., Chipotle at Laurel & College. Showing the flyer sends 50 percent of the proceeds to the organization, which was co-founded by ColoradoSPH faculty member Chrissy Chard.

If you see people in banana costumes next Wednesday, April 5, it’s probably part of Sexual Health Awareness Day.

Friday, April 7

Project Homeless Connect 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Northside Aztlan Community Center. Registration and training required.

Scrumpy’s Social & GroupRaise 5 to 7 p.m., Scrumpy’s, at 215 N. College Ave. Walk there with newly admitted CSPH students from the LSC at 5 p.m. and participate in the American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge.

Saturday, April 8

Bike Safety Class 10 a.m. Meet at LSC Plaza. RSVP here.

More information is available on Facebook and at http://col.st/xawwq.

About the ColoradoSPH

The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region, attracting top-tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and well-being. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to health care, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries. Learn more and follow ColoradoSPH’s updates on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.