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    MPH Celebrates National Public Health Week

    All Department of Epidemiology and Public Health students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

National Public Health Week

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April 5-11

All Department of Epidemiology and Public Health students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

The MPH Program and our UMB partners will be hosting events throughout the week. Details and links are below. We hope you will join us for these upcoming events.

Events All Week

Honoring Our Public Health Students

During National Public Health Week (NPHW), the entire MPH Program faculty and staff want to recognize you--our public health heroes! Over the past year, we have been amazed by your dedication to your future career and want to applaud your commitment. To celebrate you and your hard work, we ask that you proudly wear your MPH Program t-shirt and send us a photo of you in action.

The photo could be one of you attending a Zoom class, busy at work, helping a neighbor, volunteering, getting tested or vaccinated or even participating in one of our NPHW events. Be creative and show your spirit for public health! Please send your photos to the MPH Program by 8 pm on Thursday, April 8th.

Chalk-Out Stigma

NAMI@UMB will be taking over @CampusLifeServices social media to start a dialogue about mental illness, reducing stigma, and sharing resources.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Follow @URecFit and the hashtag #JustDrive for Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the National Safety Council. Commit to driving distraction-free.

Events By Day

Select a day to see events.

Monday, April 5

Collecting Cans for the Community
9-11:30 am

The MPH Program and the Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Omega are co-sponsoring a food drive through the Maryland Food Bank. Help us fight hunger in our community.

Location: Howard Hall on the UMB campus or virtually all week 

Mindfulness Trivia with MPH Students
12-12:30 pm

That's on Your Mind? Join the MPH students to learn about ways to reduce stress and practice mindfulness. We will be playing Kahoot and offer a guided meditation session. Prizes will be provided!

Registration Link – Passcode: wellness

Burnout - Managing Wellbeing
1-2 pm

Cassie Moon from the Student Counseling Center will discuss ways to manage burnout through stress management and improving your overall wellbeing. It will include some skills on self-compassion and how to better notice your stress levels (and when you are at most risk of burnout).

Registration Link - Passcode: wellness

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
3-4 pm

The QPR method is a brief intervention that can be taught to anyone who has contact with people at risk for suicide. Trainees are taught how to identify the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and suicidal ideation, and how to sensitively ask if the person they are concerned about is contemplating suicide, and how to connect the person to appropriate resources.

Registration Link – Password: wellness

Tuesday, April 6

Fireside chat with UMB Infection Prevention Team
12-1 pm

Join the Wellness Hub and the UMB Infection team as we discuss the COVID-19 contact tracing process on campus. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit questions in advance for a moderated Q&A. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and archived for later viewing.

Registration Link | Password: wellness

UMB Virtual Wellness Fair
10 am-6 pm

Educate yourself on wellness and health topics that can support you in making healthier lifestyle choices.

Event Listing and Registrations

Naloxone Training - Prevention and Reversal of an Opioid Overdose
6:30-8 pm

Join us for a Naloxone training led by the Maryland Department of Health, Center for Harm Reduction Services. They will lead the training and answer questions about overdose, naloxone, opioids, and addiction. Co-Sponsored by UM-School of Medicine’s Community Health and Addictions Team.

Registration Link | Passcode: wellness

Wednesday, April 7

PH Students Participating in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day

This event is designed to enhance the knowledge of faculty and students about this emerging collaborative movement in health care, law, and social work. Our MPH students will be participating, and they will bring the public health perspective to the conversation.

Learn more about IPE Day

UMB Virtual Wellness Fair (Day 2)
2 pm

Educate yourself on wellness and health topics that can support you in making healthier lifestyle choices.

Event Listing and Registration

Thursday, April 8

Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Omega 2021 Advances in Public Health Lecture - Truth-Seeking in an Age of Tribalism: Lessons from the Flint and DC Water Crises
12-1:30 pm

Join Dr. Marc Edwards, who uncovered the 2001-2004 D.C. Lead Crisis, 2014-2016 Flint Water Disaster, use of an illegal pesticide in Denmark SC 2008-2018, and the recent water problems in Newark, NJ.

WebEx Link

Journey Through Schizophrenia - Families Living with Mental Illness Pre & Post-COVID
5-6 pm

NAMI @ UMB will host a workshop and discussion lead by local non-profit SeizingPsych, Inc. This workshop will focus on empathy in the context of mental health and its impacts on the patient, family, and community before and since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration Link – Passcode: wellness

Friday, April 9

Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children & Adolescents
12-1 pm

Join Dr. Maria Eleni Nikita, MD for an open discussion on providing gender-affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents.

Registration Link – Passcode: wellness