The School of Public Health and Health Professions Celebrates 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 (NPHW).

The School of Public Health and Health Professions celebrates NPHW this April 6 to 12 with a schedule of virtual activities. Join us for any of the week’s happenings to learn about public health issues and about how to keep yourself and others healthy.  

National Public Health Week logo.

Stay Safe and Healthy

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Epidemiology: epi curves

Stretching your neck

Flattening the curve

The American Public Health Association features a different area of public-health focus each day of National Public Health Week:

  • Monday: Mental Health—advocate for and promote emotional well-being
  • Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health—ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan
  • Wednesday: Violence Prevention—reduce personal and community violence to improve health
  • Thursday: Environmental Health—help protect and maintain a healthy planet
  • Friday: Education—advocate for quality education and schools
  • Saturday: Healthy Housing—ensure access to affordable and safe housing
  • Sunday: Economics—advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

Virtual Events

Monday April 6

NPHW @ 25: The Future of Public Health is Now
1 to 3 p.m.

  • Streaming on
  • Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country in this conversation about public health’s strides in the last 25 years, the challenges of eliminating health disparities and the imperative to create a more just world
  • RSVP to the apha conversation

Yoga for Student Living
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Via Zoom
  • Yoga postures/movements, meditation approaches and breath awareness essentials that are key to maintaining wellness through the unique challenges of student life. 
  • Log into the student living yoga class

Year-long Meditation Group
7 to 8 p.m.

  • Via Zoom
  • A global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness through doing light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation.
  • Log into the mediation group session; meeting number 139 024 694

Daily free workout demos with Revolution Buffalo on Instagram
11 a.m. M-F
Revolution Buffalo on Instagram

Tuesday April 7

UB Mindfulness Meditation Tuesdays
12 to 12:30 p.m.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Health
1 to 2 p.m.

  • Webinar
  • Panelists will explain the dynamics and importance of public health services, why entrepreneurship within the industry is growing and where it's heading as we step into a new decade.
  • RSVP to the entrepreneurship session

NPHW Maternal and Child Health Day

Wednesday April 8

UB Alumna and Registered Dietitian Deanna Gallicchio, MS '19
12 to 1 p.m.

  • Webinar
  • Learn more about a day in the life of the registered dietitian at and understand further the importance of addressing mental, spiritual, and physical health
  • Register for the dietitian webinar

NPHW Twitter Chat
2 p.m.

  • Chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going
  • Follow @NPHW on Twitter; use #NPHWchat
  • RSVP with your Twitter account

Delta Omega/UB Gamma Lambda Chapter Meeting
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

NPHW Violence Prevention Day
Read articles available through NPHW that show studies relating high stress to increased aggression.

Thursday April 9

COVID-19 Conversations, Emerging Evidence for COVID-19 Spread and Treatment
12:30 – 2 p.m. ET

Emerging evidence on SARS-CoV-2 surface and aerosol transmission and stability; emerging and promising treatment modalities for COVID-19, including convalescent plasma and hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine; and the ethical implications and considerations for treating those who are ill with therapeutics approved via an emergency use authorization.

COVID-19 Conversation, The Science of Social Distancing Part 1

  • View the recorded webinar
  • A lineup of public health, medical, and emergency experts share the science of social distancing along with exploring how findings from past pandemics can shape responses today

Friday April 10

UB Weekly Virtual Drop-in Meditation Group
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Via Webex
  • This weekly meditation group teaches the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation and provides students with various meditation techniques
  • Log into the meditation session; meeting number 735 882 646

NPHW Education Day

Saturday April 11

Ancient Grains and Public Health
12 to 2 p.m.

All-Level “Zoom-Asana” with Buffalo’s Himalayan Institute
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Via Zoom
  • A virtual meditation group to help you cope with the stresses of now
  • Log into the asana class; meeting number 353 765 623

NPHW Healthy Housing Day