Pitt Celebrates National Public Health Week

By Allison Hydzik

This year’s National Public Health Week is April 1 to 7, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has a wide variety of activities planned to celebrate.

This year’s theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” Throughout the U.S., activities are planned to highlight the value of disease prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending – a significant return on investment (ROI).

Here in Pittsburgh, Pitt Public Health will host three talks, as well as a blood drive, all of which are free and open to the public. They can be found by entering the school through Parran Hall at the corner of Fifth Avenue and DeSoto Street in Oakland.

For a complete list of National Public Health Week activities at Pitt Public Health, visit www.publichealth.pitt.edu/nphw