Celebrating this year's National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week will take place April 4-10, 2022. This year’s theme is, “Public Health is Where You Are.”
National Public Health Week

Join Tufts University School of Medicine and the American Public Health Association in celebrating National Public Health Week.

The past two years have shown us: Public health is critical. That’s why the School of Medicine is excited to be a part of this year’s National Public Health Week, celebrated April 4-10. This year, we’re joining the American Public Health Association in their celebration: Public Health is Where You Are. The COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing public health crisis of racism in the United States have shown us it’s now more important than ever to come together and support well-being and health equity in our communities. Learn more about this year’s daily themes.

Below are initiatives and events taking place in our Tufts community.

Public Health Week Photo Contest

April 4-11

Public Health Week is a time to raise awareness about public health and prevention. To honor Public Health Week, submit a picture of one thing you are doing that demonstrates your passion for public health. 

You can also share your submission on social media using the hashtag #PHPDPHW. Submissions will be reviewed and the winner will receive a $50 gift card! The contest will run from April 4-11.

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Student Wellness organization Doctor Talks: Lois Lee, MD, MPH

April 6, 7pm EDT

learn about Dr. Lee’s work in pediatric emergency medicine, injuries, health disparities, and health policy.

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DEAR Race and Racism Series: Equity Scarcity & Issues Surrounding Asian Americans within Educational Institutions

April 7, 5pm EDT

On April 4 at 5pm EDT,  hear from Aaron James Parayno, director of the Asian American Center at Tufts. Parayno has spent his career supporting Asian American students, centering their needs, and advocating for the community. As a practitioner-scholar, he works to center equity and justice issues for the Asian American community in higher
education, as well as advocate for other marginalized communities.


Black Maternal Health Conference 2022

April 8, 10am–5pm EDT

Join an enlightening day of learning and connecting with doulas, researchers, government officials, and other experts on Black maternal health. For the past five years the Black Maternal Health Conference, led by Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, has addressed Black maternal health disparities from different themes. The theme for 2022 is, "The Role of Policy in Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities." This conference will benefit public health/medical professionals, community organizers, students, and anyone invested in supporting Black maternal health. The conference is free to join and is open to the public.


PH/Medicine Grand Rounds at Tufts Medical Center: "The Health Impacts of War"

April 8, 12pm EDT

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine will co-host a joint PH/Medicine Grand Rounds at Tufts Medical Center (in person in the Wolfe Auditorium Atrium Lower Level and online). Barry Levy, MD, MPH, adjunct professor will present on "The Health Impacts of War."  

Dr. Levy has written and spoken extensively on the impact of war on health, human rights, and the environment. He has edited 20 books, including two editions each of War and Public Health and Terrorism and Public Health. He has written the book From Horror to Hope: Recognizing and Preventing the Health Impacts of War, which will be published by Oxford University Press in late April. Dr. Levy is a Past President of the American Public Health Association and a recipient of the Sedgwick Memorial Medal, its most prestigious award. 

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