Keystone College will conduct Public Health Week from April 3-6 with a variety of activities designed to inform and educate the community on public health issues and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The week’s events are being held in conjunction with National Public Health Week which will also take place next week.
The Keystone events will begin on Monday, April 3, with the presentation, “Healthy Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm Room” from noon – 2 p.m. in Fireplace Lounge in Hibbard Campus Center. On Tuesday, April 4, local health vendors and students will host a variety of activities and displays during a health fair from 11:30 – 2 p.m. in Evans Hall and the Fireplace Lounge, both located in Hibbard Campus Center.
On Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Keystone’s Public Health Program Distinguished Speaker Series will host Kim Warren and Chris Royek from the Pennsylvania Department of Health for the presentation, “Zika: A Growing Epidemic Threat.”
On Thursday, April 6, several therapy dogs will be available from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Evans Hall. At 2 p.m., the Public Health Program Distinguished Speaker Series will present, “Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World” by John Seager, president and CEO of the national organization, Population Connection.
Founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth, Population Connection focuses on achieving global population stabilization through universal awareness and access to voluntary family planning, together with the full empowerment of women.
Mr. Seager also served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Bill Clinton administration. He was also chief of staff for former U.S. Rep. Peter Kostmayer (D-PA).
A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Mr. Seager travels throughout the nation making presentations on global population growth.
All Public Health Week activities are free of charge and open to the Keystone community and the public.