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April 6, 2020

Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources

In the last few days before instruction resumed at the University of Georgia, over 90 public health students were hard at work crafting infographics, data visualizations, policy briefs and even Tik Toks – all in aid of supporting communities with useful, evidence-based information on COVID-19.

“I have already received requests from nonprofits, local government, faith organizations and philanthropy for the materials produced,” said Adams. “I have no doubt that our students have made a contribution to the public’s health and the many organizations that are pushing information out to communities across our state.”

Explore the public health COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon projects here.

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Join us on Facebook!

The UGA College of Public Health will be celebrating American Public Health Association National Public Health Week, April 6-12! Follow us as we explore each day’s theme with research & outreach storytelling and free educational resources.

#NPHW #UGAPublicHealth


2020 NPHW Forum Webcast

“NPHW @ 25: The Future of Public Health is Now”

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday, April 6

Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country as they kick off National Public Health Week 2020 with a conversation about public health’s strides in the last 25 years, the challenges of eliminating health disparities and the imperative to create a more just world. The NPHW Forum will be live in D.C. on Monday, April 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The NPHW Forum is hosted at the Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005. You can watch the livestream on A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event, as well.

Learn more about the event here.

2020 NPHW Twitter Chat


April 8, 2PM - 3PM

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting its tenth annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. ET. We’ll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

Please share this link, and make sure your Twitter account has RSVP’ed as well:

NPHW Student Forum this Thursday

On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am inviting you and your students to participate in our NPHW Student Day panel discussion with Howard University for National Public Health Week 2020. This live discussion is targeted toward students about to graduate into an uncertain future. This links explains the event further:

The panel will include early- and mid-career professionals sharing how they navigate post-grad life and found a career in public health. In previous years, educators have found the Student Day panel event to be a great classroom enhancement or extra credit activity for their students.

Student Day event details: 5 - 6 p.m. ET Thursday, April 9


If you or your students need additional information about the event, please contact Vanessa Egbe at 202-777-2443 or

We are very excited to have you participate in this important event! We hope it will raise students’ awareness about the opportunities to work across sectors to improve the health of our nation!

Senior Signature for Tate Center Plaque - Deadline Extended to June 30th

All May, August and December 2020 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to include their name on the plaque. The deadline has been extended to June 30th. The first Senior Signature plaque was created in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students make a difference by donating a minimum $50 gift to the university. This gift includes a designation option so that graduates can give to any school, college, department, program, or scholarship that has had a personal impact on them during their time at UGA.
Sign-up online:

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