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UK to Hold Events in Observance of National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and the UK College of Public Health and UK Student Public Health Association, a student affiliate of the Kentucky Public Health Association, have a full week planned!  The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about public health and important public health issues.  The UK College of Public Health plays a major role in protecting the health of Kentuckians, and National Public Health Week is one more way they contribute to the health of the state.

The UK Student Public Health Association has planned activities both on and off campus to raise awareness among students of important public health issues that affect them.  Below is a list of activities this week that students can participate in:

Monday, April 7: Be Healthy from the Start
10am-11am FREE Yoga at the Johnson Center
A special session of yoga taught by a College of Public Health student.

Tuesday, April 8: Don't Panic
11am-2pm Student Center Addition Patio Outside of the MLK Center
Learn about preparing for disasters.

Wednesday, April 9: Get Out Ahead
11am-2pm Student Center Patio Outside of the Cat's Den
Look at the skin damage on your face using a screening machine and get free sunscreen.

Thursday, April 10: Eat Well
11am-2pm Student Center Table Outside of Starbuck's
Take a tour of the healthier eating options at the Student Center from the College of Public Health registered dietitians. Free prizes!

Friday, April 11: Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation
10am-12pm Volunteer with Seedleaf
Meet at 9:30amat the College of Public Health for breakfast and carpool (weather permitting) to help out with community gardens! Wear your working clothes.

Sunday, April 13: Lexington AIDS Walk
2pm, Check-in 1pm at West Sixth Brewing Company, 501 W Sixth St
Raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. Participation is free. Register at under College of Public Health!

Communities across the country have celebrated National Public Health Week since 1995 to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public's health.

For more information about National Public Health Week, please visit