National Public Health Week 2019 is April 1-7.  The Tennessee Public Health Association encourages your participation in the activities sponsored by our agency members listed below:


In CHATTANOOGA at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Monday – Friday, April 1-5, Mocs Million Step Challenge (let’s reach 1,000,000 steps together).  For details, click here or contact PHSA President Kori Hahn

Monday & Tuesday, April 1 & 2, (Noon-2:00 pm) E-Cycling & Environmental Health, UC Lobby

Wednesday, April 3, (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) Stress Less Fair, UC Tennessee Room

Thursday, April 4 (2:00 pm) Fitness in the Field, Chamberlain Field

Saturday, April 6 (10:00 am) GSA ML5K, Heritage Plaza – Register by April 5. For details, click here or contact PHSA GSA student representative Megan Sloan

In MEMPHIS at the University of Memphis

Monday, April 1 (8 am-1 pm): HIV Prevention discussion in University Center in conjunction with UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, April 3 (10 am-1:30 pm): Relieve child hunger by packing dehydrated meals for disaster areas in conjunction with UM College of Health Sciences.  For more information, click here> End Hunger

Friday, April 5 (3-4:30 pm): Suicide Prevention program featuring a 75-minute, three part program – one-man Broadway style play, education session, and panel discussion on suicide, mental health, and diversity.  For more information, click here>

In NASHVILLE at Vanderbilt University

Monday, April 1 (Noon – 1:00 pm) Disparities and Access to Healthy Food in Nashville.  A panel of community leaders and Vanderbilt experts will discuss healthy food in Nashville and the disparities many populations face while trying to provide not only food but healthy food to their families.  Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29, 2019.  Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South.

Tuesday, April 2 (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) Public Health Game Night.  Participate in games such as Public Health Pictionary and trivia with other public health focused students across Vanderbilt University. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.  Location:MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South

Wednesday, April 3 (Noon – 1:00 pm) Speak Up for Yourself: Self-Advocacy in the Public Health Workplace. This panel of public health practitioners and a trained communicator will discuss how to advocate for resources, protect your time without feeling guilty, and strategies for challenging conversations including negotiation techniques.Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29, 2019.  Location:MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Avenue South.

Thursday, April 4 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Open Table Nashville Service Activity.  Open Table Nashville is a homeless outreach nonprofit that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized, and provides education about issues of homeless. Volunteers will participate in a camp cleanup to help pick up trash and other debris.

Click here to register by March 29, 2019

Friday, April 5 (Noon – 1:00 pm) Gentrification in Nashville: The Challenges of Development, Displacement, and Public Health.  Community partners leaders and Vanderbilt University faculty will discuss the public health effects populations are facing due to gentrification in Nashville and what the next steps are to improve the lives of those effected.  Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by March 29 Location: Light Hall #208, 2215 Garland Ave.

Parking:Free visitor parking is available; please click here for more information.

TPHA Celebrates Public Health Week with The Student Video Challenge  

This year’s winner is Samantha Walker from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  Samantha’s video can be viewed here> Asthma Video

Previous video challenge winners include  Margaret Rose Bailey, Mary Peyton Hodges, and Sara Stallworth from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The link to their video is: Suicide Awareness and Prevention