National Public Health Week 2018

WVU School of Public Health will celebrate National Public Health Week, April 2-7, with a series of events focused on student and community engagement. National Public Health Week is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). 

The School will kick off its celebration in partnership with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) "This Is Public Health (TIPH) Roadshow." 

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 2  | Mountainlair  |  11:00 am-2:00 pm

WVU/ASPPH This Is Public Health Roadshow

The TIPH Roadshow works to build awareness of public health while providing outreach to the communities it visits. Stop by to learn how public health intersects with different programs, departments and services at WVU.

Tuesday, April 3  |  Online  |  All Day

Public Health Pop Quiz

Connect with us on Facebook and put your public health knowledge to the test! Participate in our social media pop quiz throughout the day for your chance to win WVU SPH prizes.

Wednesday, April 4  |  NIOSH  |  11:00 am-2:00 pm


Go behind the scenes to tour several labs from different content areas at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health branch in Morgantown. Space for these tours is limited. NIOSH is located at 1095 Willowdale Road. RSVP required by March 26 at 5pm.

Thursday, April 5  |  3301 HSC-S  |  8:30 am-9:30 am

Coffee & Conversation

Want to learn more about how you can help make changes in your community via policy or about how you can effectively reach out to and engage your representatives? Start your day with a cup of coffee and conversation about civic engagement led by SPH faculty. The coffee's on us! RSVP required.

Friday, April 6  |  Mon. Co. Health Dept.  |  11:30 am-1:30 pm

Disease Detective

Visit the Monongalia County Health Department, a short walk from the WVU HSC, where Bob While, SPH alumnus, will speak to students about his career in Epidemiology. He'll discuss the past, present and future of the profession before answering questions from students. The MCHD is located at 453 Van Voorhis Road. RSVP required.

Saturday, April  7  |  WVU Rec. Center  |  9:00 am-12:00 pm


Join us for a family-friendly 5K hosted by the Student Association for Public Health. There will be games, prizes, snacks, face painting, and a FREE kids fun run to kick off the event. The WVU Rec Center is located at 2001 Rec Center Drive. Registration required.


After Monday's kick-off at WVU, the TIPH team will be visiting towns throughout West Virginia for their second annual TIPH Roadshow to promote public health education and careers, as well as healthy behaviors. The Roadshow will make stops in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, as well as Pleasants and McDowell Counties. Activities are planned for pre-K-12 students, undergraduates, and public health professionals.