National Public Health Week

Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.

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April 1-7, 2019

Every year the American Public Health Association partners with communities across the United States in observance of National Public Health Week. This year, St. John’s University’s Public Health program will host a series of events to help educate our community on current topics and provide general health information.

For questions regarding National Public Health Week events at St. John’s University, please contact [email protected].

Learn more about St. John's University's Master of Public Health program.

For more information on National Public Health Week, please visit

Additional Information

American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge

Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve our health. In collaboration with St. John’s University’s Department of Student Wellness, join the St. John’s team and challenge yourself to take one billion steps by April 1.

The top three walkers will win a prize. The challenge will close at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The winners will be contacted that day via email and are invited to accept their award at the Speaker Symposium on Tuesday, April 2, at 1:50 p.m. in the D'Angelo Center, rooms 416 A and B. The challenge is open to all faculty, administrators, staff, and students.  

Click here for more information.

To register,

  • Download the MoveSpring app (available at Google Play or in the App Store) or log on to
  • Click “I’m new to MoveSpring.”
  • Enter APHA2019 for the organization code for APHA’s Billion Steps Challenge.
  • Create your personal account.
  • Click on “Join a group” and search for “St. John’s University Billion Steps” team.

Tuesday, April 2
Public Health Symposium: “Making New York City the Fairest, Healthiest City in the Nation”

Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion
1:50–3:15 p.m.
Queens Campus, D’Angelo Center, Rooms 416 A and B 

Keynote Speaker

Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor; Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy; and Institute Faculty Director, Healthy CUNY


Claudia Calhoon, MPH, Senior Director of Immigrant Integration Policy, New York Immigration Coalition Focus: Immigrant health and improving access to healthcare for immigrant communities of NYC

Michelle Everett-Oxley, MSW, Center Director, Community Healthcare Network
Focus: Providing healthcare services to underserved New Yorkers

Jean Pierre Louis, MPH, Founder and Executive Director, Capra Care
Focus: Providing global healthcare services, including cervical cancer screening

RSVP to [email protected] by April 1.

Thursday, April 4
Spring Health Fair

1–3:30 p.m.
Queens Campus, D’Angelo Center Foyer
Hosted by faculty, students, administrators, and staff of the Public Health Program and the University's Department of Student Wellnes