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WVU School of Public Health to host series of events recognizing community partners and elevating critical public health issues

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The West Virginia University School of Public Health will kick off National Public Health Week with the Community Resource Fair and Partner Recognition Event in the WVU Health Sciences Center lobby on Monday, April 3. Several other events are planned later in the week. (WVU Photo/Tyler Mertins)

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WHAT: The West Virginia University School of Public Health will host a series of in-person and virtual events as part of National Public Health Week, April 3-9.


Monday, April 3

Community Resource Fair and Partner Recognition Event
9-11 a.m. Resource Fair
10-11 a.m. Partner Recognition Event

Approximately 30 School of Public Health community partners, including nonprofits, health care and public health organizations/agencies, will be recognized, and at least a dozen partners will host informational tables.  

Tuesday, April 4

Gun Violence Prevention Forum
Noon-1 p.m.

Gun violence prevention experts from WVU, Rutgers and Keiser University will discuss proactive views of active killer threat management to prevent attacks before they occur and mitigation strategies from a public health perspective. This in-person event will be livestreamed via Zoom.

Wednesday, April 5
Coffee, Consent and Condoms: A Student-Facilitated Panel
1-2 p.m.

To highlight National Public Health Week’s theme of reproductive and sexual health, a graduate student from the WVU Master of Public Health Program will lead a panel discussion with Public Health faculty members. This in-person event will also be livestreamed via Zoom.

WHO: Leaders and faculty from the WVU School of Public Health and College of Applied Human Sciences and students from the Master of Public Health program. For the forum on April 4, WVU experts will be joined virtually by gun violence prevention experts from Keiser University and Rutgers, including a former chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit.

WHERE: All events will occur in the WVU Health Sciences Center, 1909 HSC-North (first floor, adjacent to pylons), except for the Community Resource Fair, which will be held in the lobby. Livestream options are available April 4 and April 5.

NOTES: Media members planning to attend any of the events are asked to contact Nikky Luna.

See a full schedule of events with registration links.

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