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National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April each year, National Public Health Week (NPHW) highlights the many ways public health touches our community through a series of interactive events. The theme for 2024 was “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health”.

Spring 2025 dates coming soon!

Previous Events

Monday, April 1

Are You Smarter Than a Health Educator?

11 AM- 1 PM
Student Center South Tabling

How much do you know about public health? Test your knowledge against the UH Wellness health educators for prizes and bragging rights.

Tuesday, April 2

Healthy Block Party with Student Housing and Residential Life

5 PM- 7 PM
Lynn Eusan Park

Get to know your on-campus neighbors and show UH which hall has the most cougar spirit. With games, music, and entertainment, it’s the ultimate hall competition.

Wednesday, April 3

Unwind with Wellness on Wednesdays: Rock Climbing with Sexual Violence Prevention and Education's Sexual Assault Awareness Month

11 AM- 1 PM
Campus Recreation Rock Wall

Challenge yourself as we rock climb and seek to understand some of the barriers experienced by those who have survived sexual violence.

The Life Ahead

6 PM- 7 PM

Click here for registration link.

The Life Ahead is an open group discussion for students looking to explore sobriety or ways to manage substance use. This is a judgement-free safe space led by Cougars in Recovery and UH Wellness.

Thursday, April 4

Relaxation Station

11 AM- 1 PM
Student Center South Skyline Room

Thursdays are for relaxation. Grab a friend and meet us for aromatherapy, foot and back massage machines, air hammocks, coloring, and more to help put you in a relaxed mood.


Public Health Happy Hour Networking Event with University Career Services and Health Student Association

5 PM- 7 PM
TSO Auditorium (Health 1, Room 186)

Calling all health majors! Join us for a night of mixing and mingling as we practice networking skills with public health professionals at this happy hour themed event. Mocktails and light bites provided.

Friday, April 5

Step UP! Mental Health with Sexual Violence Education and Prevention

11 AM- 12 PM
UH Wellness Classroom (CRWC 1038)

This evidence-based workshop educates students to effectively and safely intervene in instances of potential harm.


Contraception Convos

12 PM- 1 PM
UH Wellness Classroom (CRWC 1038)

There are so many forms of contraception that understanding them all can be confusing. Join our judgement-free conversation about the many forms of contraception as we screen the short film “Plan A”.