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National Public Health Week

NPHW @ 25: Looking Back, Moving Forward
April 6–12, 2020 

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]. For more information on National Public Health Week, please visit


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National Public Health Week: April 6–12, 2020

Monday, April 6
Spring Health Fair
Student Wellness Topics
1–3:30 p.m., D’Angelo Center Foyer 
Hosted by faculty, students, administrators, and staff of the Public Health program and the University’s Department of Student Wellness 

Tuesday, April 7
Movie Night and Discussion
Dark Waters
6–9 p.m., St. Albert Hall, Room B70
Hosted by the Public Health Student Association and the Public Health program
This movie is inspired by the true story of Robert Bilott, an environmental attorney who took on the DuPont Company, and exposed decades of chemical pollution.
RSVP to [email protected] by April 1.

Wednesday, April 15 
Public Health Symposium: Preparing for Highly Infectious Diseases
1:50–3:15 p.m., Marillac Auditorium
Hosted by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Public Health program 


LT Dena Bushman, R.N., N.P., M.P.H.
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Diseases 

Madhury “Didi” Ray, M.D., M.P.H.  
Senior Analyst, Evaluation with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Discussion Topics

  • Different types of highly infectious diseases (with a focus on COVID-19)
  • Transportation of ill patients
  • Isolation and quarantine capacity and capability
  • Emergency rapid triage for surge of ill patients
  • Coordination with city, state, and federal agencies

RSVP to [email protected] by April 1.

Co-curriculum approved for domain: self-awareness

This is also a networking event for P3 (5th) year pharmacy students

January 1–April 12

American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Billion Steps Challenge
Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve our health. Join the St. John’s team and challenge yourself to take one billion steps by April 12! To register, visit and join team STJ College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences or scan the QR code below.

Students who participate and attend the National Public Health Week Symposium on Wednesday, April 15, will be included in a prize raffle. You must attend and provide proof of participation with the Walker Tracker application to be eligible to enter.

National Public Health Week QR Code