March 31, 2016

Celebrating National Public Health Week at Adelphi University

by Kevin Padilla ’16

Adelphi University will recognize National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2016, with numerous events to promote awareness of a variety of health issues and celebrate those individuals working to improve and build healthy communities.

Center for Health Innovation is proud to host its inaugural TEDxAdelphiUniversity featuring presenters who will collectively suggest ways we can improve ourselves, our communities, and our society. On Tuesday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a stellar line-up of nine speakers will deliver TEDx Talks on topics of vital importance around the theme of “What If…” Presenters include Francine Conway, Ph.D. ’99, Jennifer Krol ’17, and Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., among others. To get more information, follow on Facebook and Twitter. We will be live tweeting and streaming from the event.

The Adelphi community will gather on Wednesday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a fun day of learning and interactive activities in the Center for Recreation and Sports for the largest AUHealth Fair to date. More than 70 vendors will participate and more than 15 student research poster presentations will highlight the day. In addition, the Rollin Colon will be available to tour and a grand prize raffle will be held with giveaways including an iPad Mini and an Apple Watch.

Students, faculty, health care professionals, community members and anyone interested in the American health care crisis are welcome to attend “Place Matters—Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” on Thursday, April 7, in the Campbell Lounge. The free event hosted by the College of Nursing and Public Health will feature a video documentary about neighborhood and health and a panel discussion including Dr. Tonya Samuel, Dr. Todd Vanidestine, and Dr. Pilar Martin, as moderator. Light refreshments will also be served.

To close out the week, nearly 800 will walk and camp overnight starting Friday, April 8 for Adelphi’s Relay for Life 2016, a fundraiser sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement and Campus Recreation to support the American Cancer Society. The objective of Relay for Life is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, as well as spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer. Join teams of students camp out in the Center for Recreation and Sports from 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. Food, games and activities will provide entertainment and build community. The Adelphi community is encouraged to sign up and donate.

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