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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week
Building Bridges to Better Health
April 5-11, 2021

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.

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St. John’s Celebrates National Public Health Week

The American Public Health Association partners annually 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 the community on current topics and provide general health information.

For questions regarding National Public Health Week events, please contact [email protected].

COVID-19 Poster Contest

Help St. John’s raise COVID-19 awareness by creating a poster. Select one of these four topics: Vaccination, Mental Health, COVID-19 Prevention, and Contact Tracing.

Criteria for poster development:

  1. Poster must be focused on a single message. 
  2. Graphs and images should tell the story; use text sparingly.
  3. Use a color scheme that will be appropriate for target audience.
  4. Help engage a conversation.
  5. Get your point across to diverse audiences.
  6. Use plain language.
  7. Avoid jargon and acronyms.
  8. Use no more than 25 words.
  9. Posters are to be submitted in an 8½ x11 document using PowerPoint or Microsoft Word.
  10. Submit it in a PDF document.

Interested students must send an email to [email protected] with their first and last name, email, phone number, college, and major as soon as possible to be on the competition list.

Poster deadline submission: April 1, 2021 to [email protected]

Winners will be announced during the Public Health Symposium hosted by the Public Health program, which will be held on Thursday, April 8, from 1:50 to 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 11

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) - Internship Handshake Web Event

Time: 2–3 p.m. EST
Hosted by: the St. John’s Public Health program, University Career Services, and HACU
RSVP: Click here to register via WebEx(registration is required)

Thursday, April 8

Public Health Symposium - “Management, Prevention, and Future Preparedness on COVID-19”

Time: 1:50–3:15 p.m. EST
Hosted by: faculty from the Public Health program
RSVP: Click here to register via WebEx (registration is required)

Scan QR Code to Register

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Speakers:

Joseph R. Masci, M.D., Chairman, Global Health, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Masci will discuss the significance of COVID-19 vaccination and address resistance. He will also discuss vaccination sites, the vaccination process, and plans to reach marginalized communities.

Chris Keeley, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Test and Trace Corps, Assistant Vice President, Office of Ambulatory Care, NYC Health & Hospitals

Mr. Keeley will focus on COVID-19 testing, New York City/New York State regulations, isolation, quarantine measures, and challenges with testing and contact tracing.

Questions? Email [email protected].