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Drake to host events for Global and National Public Health Week

April 1, 2013

Drake University celebrates Global and National Public Health Week (GNPHW) April 1-7. Sponsored by the Global and Comparative Public Health program and the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, GNPHW is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about public health and the key health issues facing our nation today.

This year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” will include events that highlight the value of public health systems in preventing disease and saving lives. All events are free and open to the public.

The first event, “How to Survive a Plague,” will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Sussman Theater in the Olmsted Center. “How to Survive a Plague” is an Academy Award nominated documentary film that shares the story of two coalitions who helped turn AIDS into a manageable condition. Additional events include:

“Born Too Soon: The Emerging Global Problem of Premature Births”
Thursday, April 4
1-2 p.m., Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center

Panel Discussion: “Iowa Practitioners Working in Global Public Health”
Thursday, April 4
2:15-3:30 p.m., Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center

Health Science Student Poster Presentations
Thursday, April 4
3:45-5 p.m., Harvey Ingham Hall

Panel Discussion: "Careers in Public Health”
Thursday, April 4
6-7 p.m., Harvey Ingham Hall, Room 104

For more information on the events occurring for Global and National Public Health Week, visit: http://www.drake.edu/cgc/eventsandactivities/.