Weekly Edition – April 3, 2012
In this week’s edition
:: National Public Health Week starts movement
National Public Health Week starts movement
A healthier America begins today: Join the movement – a call from the American Public Health Association and this year’s National Public Health Week theme.
The recent release of the National Prevention Strategy and health promotion initiatives like Colorado’s 10 Winnable Battles are moving prevention and wellness to the forefront of many health care and policy discussions.
As a public health professional, faculty, student or supporter you are an important part of the national and local movement to improve the health our communities. That movement begins today. Take part in a National Public Health Week event or follow the daily health tips and tweets promoted through the school and other NPHW participants.
About National Public Health Week | www.nphw.org/about
U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette presents special seminar
The Colorado School of Public Health will welcome U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for a special seminar “From Farm to Fork: Protecting our Nation’s Food Supply.”
Monday, April 9, 2012 | 12 – 1 PM
The seminar is sponsored by the school’s proposed Center for Food Safety and Prevention of Foodborne Illness.
APHA Past President presents special seminar
The Colorado School of Public Health will welcome Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH to present a special seminar “ ‘Windrunner’ A multimedia presentation: an indigenous perspective on community health.”
Alumni news and notes
We are proud to share in the celebration and success of our alumni. If you are a graduate of the school or one of our predecessor programs, then share your news and updates. You can submit updated information to Colorado.SPH@ucdenver.edu. Please include your name, e-mail, program and graduation year.
Lauren Torso MPH ‘11
MPH-epidemiology alumna Lauren Torso is a 2011-2012 CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow. As part of her fellowship Lauren is working in the division of infectious disease epidemiology in the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Lauren is working on an analysis of a device associated healthcare associated infection to present at a national conference. She is also working on healthcare associated outbreak investigations.
Adrienne (Veyna) Wolf MPH ‘10
MPH-health systems, management and policy alumna Adrienne (Venya) Wolf attended the 15th Annual SOPHE Health Education Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. this past March. The annual event brings approximately 250 SOPHE members from across the nation to Washington D.C. to advocate for public health. After learning about the four SOPHE 2012 advocacy priorities, she and others met with the Colorado delegation to put their training into action. The four priorities included 1) Inclusion of health education as a core subject in the reauthorization of no child left behind; 2) Maintain funding of the Preventive Services portion of the Affordable Care Act; 3) Maintain funding of the Preventive Services Block grants; and 4) Maintain funding of the Community Transformational grants.
Alumni – you can also connect with the school, your faculty, fellow alumni and current students through our new LinkedIn Group. Join today.
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