National Public Health Week begins April 4, and students at the Colorado School of Public Health have organized engaging events on Colorado State University’s campus to support public health issues. The initiative focuses on different realms of health, including spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and social health.
“The intention of this week is to raise awareness and provide clarity towards public health,” said student leader Jillian Foss. “We focus on health issues pertaining to this college age group.”
A variety of events are planned:
- On Monday, April 4, there will be a talk on what exactly public health is. This will take place on the quad outside the Lory Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- On Tuesday, April 5, there will be a speaker series featuring Refugee Mental Health at 3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, room 372. There will also be Fitness in the Park from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Park in Fort Collins.
- On Wednesday, April 6, there is a Stress-Free Zone located in the Morgan Library from 9 to 10 a.m.
- On Thursday, April 7, there will be a Fun Run on the Mason Trail at 3 p.m. Participants will meet at the CSU Track. In the evening there is a Sushi Nutrition Demo from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Nutrition Center, seating is limited. You can register here.
- On Friday, April 8, all campuses will be invited to a Networking Mixer from 3 to 6 p.m. at Silvi’s, 686 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. This event entails networking with ColoradoSPH students, faculty, alumni and local public health professionals. Food and drink will be provided. RSVP here.
- Also on Friday CSU will host a free grant writing workshop from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lory Student Center room 300, registration is required. Also there will be yoga at the Rec Center from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Open to students only.
- On Saturday, April 9, there will be a CPR certification class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CSU Rec Center.
Colorado State University will be one of three universities hosting events for NPHW. This will be CSU’s sixth year doing so.
“It all starts with each day, and individual health steps,” Foss said. “Then from there we can grow as a community.”