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Friday, April 12, 2024

Symposium to be held in observance of National Public Health Week

Aside from being the start of Spring Quarter, this week is also National Public Health Week.

The UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences is observing National Public Health Week by sponsoring a symposium on campus this Thursday.

Keynote speaker Ron Chapman, Director and State Health Officer for the California Department of Public Health, will be discussing health equity in California.

“We hope this event will bring awareness to public health and teach our guests about the different avenues of public health,” said Crystal Saetern, student affairs officer for the UC Davis Master of Public Health Program.

Student Affairs Officer Amber Carrere agreed.

“A lot of students don’t know what’s happening in public health,” Carrere said. “It’s a good time to showcase what’s going on, not only in the state, but locally as well.”

Organized since April 1995 by the American Public Health Association, the week-long awareness event aims to highlight issues and bring recognition to contributions to public health.

According to Saetern, Chapman will discuss causes of statewide health inequity, including how social determinants of health contribute to the inequity.

The event will be held in Medical Sciences 1C, room 180 from 5 to 7 p.m.

STEPHANIE B. NGUYEN can be reached at campus@theaggie.org.

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