GW Celebrates National Public Health Week 2015

To celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2015, the Public Health Student Association at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW) has planned a week-long series of events from April 6 - 11, 2015. This year's theme is Healthiest Nation 2030, and each day's activities tie into this larger theme. Support comes from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, GW Student Association, GW School of Business MBA Association, GW Healthcare Club and the GW Elliott School of International Affairs Graduate Student Forum.

Schedule of Activities

Stop by the National Public Health Week "Hub" in the second floor student lounge at 950 New Hampshire Avenue for educational handouts and more information about NPHW activities. 

Monday, April 6 : Raising the Grade

Panel: Using Health Data to Improve Quality
5 - 6 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100B

This panel will focus on how quality of care is determined in our current health system. With the increase of federal exemptions to antitrust laws and Anti-Kickback Statute rules to allow for increased care coordination, how can the values of our health system coexist with the intent of increasing competition in the health sector? Panelists include Sara Rosenbaum, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health, and William Kovacic, professor of global competition law and policy and director of the Competition Law Center at GW. 

Fruit Bar
6pm immediately following the panel discussion

 

Tuesday, April 7: Starting from Zip

Health Advocacy Training
12 - 1 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room 300A

Issues in Environmental Justice and Sustainability with Dr. Peter LaPuma
5 - 6 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100B

This panel will explain how environmental factors influence health. Whether this is the physical environment or social environment, where a person lives will have impacts on that person's health. Dr. LaPuma will share his background and expertise to expand participant understanding of the interconnectedness of health and environment.

 

Wednesday, April 8: Building Momentum

APHA Twitter Chat
2 pm | Anywhere! | Use the hashtag #NPHWchat

Panel: Incarceration Rates
5 - 6 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 1st Floor Auditorium

This panel will discuss the mental and physical health impacts of high incarceration rates on populations both in and out of prison.

 

Thursday, April 9: Building Broader Connections

Panel: Food, Water and Energy Security
12 - 1 pm Panel | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100A
1 - 2 pm Lunch | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 1st Floor Convening Center

This panel will focus on the importance of food, water, and energy security around the world, with an emphasis on the public health importance of diplomatic, non-profit, and governmental means of addressing this issue. Panelists include Andrew Maddocks of the World Resources Institute, Carlo Azzari of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Griffin Thompson of the US Department of State and Jake Thomsen of Booz Allen Hamilton.

Special thanks to GW School of Business MBA Association, Healthcare Club and the GW Elliot School of International Affairs Graduate Student Forum for their support of this event. Please join us after the panel for lunch.

Know Your Rights!
3 - 6 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 2nd Floor Student Lounge

Stop by the second floor student lounge between 3 - 6 pm to learn about your rights in dealing with law enforcement. PHSA will distribute ACLU flyers and stickers highlighting citizens' rights during encounters with law enforcement. Learn how to position yourself to receive the best outcome from potential future interactions with law enforcement. Raising awareness of these rights will also help build a foundation for citizen trust of law enforcement for a new generation.

 

Friday, April 10: Building on 20 Years of Success

Public Health Film Festival
12 - 5 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100A
5 - 10 pm | 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 1st Floor Auditorium

The Dust Bowl episodes | Part 1: 12 - 1:30 pm | 5 min. break | Part 2: 1:35 - 3:35 pm
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100A

The award-winning film The DUST BOWL, directed by Ken Burns, chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. See how the worst man-made ecological disaster in U.S. history parallels to contemporary weather events.

Girl Rising | 3:40 pm RUNTIME 1 hr 42 min
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room B100A

The award-winning film, GIRL RISING is a documentary that follows the stories of young women around the world and shows the importance of education in their lives.

Escape Fire | 5:35 pm RUNTIME 1 hr 39 min
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 1st Floor Auditorium

The film ESCAPE FIRE premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and received honors at the 2012 Silverdocs, Full Frame, and other prominent festivals. Featuring the real-life experiences of physicians and patients, the film critically examines the effect of America’s healthcare facilities, practitioners, and insurers on care. The film also presents innovative healthcare solutions from leaders in the public and private sector.

The Hunting Ground Premier |  7:35 pm
950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 1st Floor Auditorium

The GW Public Health Student Association, in collaboration with SASA, Student Law Society, GW Panhellenic Association, is concluding the Public Health Film Festival with a screening of The Hunting GroundThe film is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses. A question and answer session will follow the premier featuring:

  • Former Federal Prosecutor and GW Professor Shanlon Wu   
  • GW student and film subject Maya Weinstein

 

Saturday, April 11: Formal

Public Health End-of-the-Year Formal
6:30 - 10:30 pm | Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC.