April 5-9: Public Health Week Events on Addiction, Climate Change, Resilience

By Caitlin Burns | April 1, 2021

Arcadia University celebrates National Public Health Week (NPHW) from April 5 to April 9, with events on addiction, climate change, resilience, and careers. The topics reflect the daily themes of rebuilding, galvanizing climate change, and building COVID-19 resilience set by the American Public Health Association (APHA). 

Monday, April 5
Guest Speaker Patrick Holbert
, 6:30 p.m.
Join Counseling Services for guest presenter Patrick Holbert as he discusses his personal journey with alcohol addiction through comedy and humor. 

Thursday, April 8
Guest Speaker Lindsay McGann
, 5 p.m.
Do you know the impact of your carbon footprint? Learn about that and much more as we explore steps to creating a healthier environment. 

Friday, April 9
Yoga with Dr. Barry
, 11:30 a.m.
The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) helps you channel your inner peace with Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration Dr. Teta Barry, who will lead a relaxing yoga routine. Good for all levels of yoga enthusiasts.

Friday, April 9
COVID & Careers, 1 p.m.
PHSS discusses potential career paths with local health departments in COVID- and other health-related areas.  

Each year, the first full week of April is designated National Public Health Week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.