Jefferson College of Health Sciences celebrates National Public Health Week

Jefferson College of Health Sciences will celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW) with a series of events and volunteer opportunities across the Roanoke Valley from March 30 – April 7, 2019.

NPHW events will include a proclamation and declaration, followed by a kick-off walk in downtown Roanoke, on Monday, April 1, at 12 noon in the Third Floor Lobby of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the Jefferson College Campus at 101 Elm Avenue, SE in downtown Roanoke.

April 2-6, the college will host public health events on campus and in the community including: a domestic violence awareness presentation and discussion; a series on public health presentation on creating healthy communities; *Revive! training on recognizing and responding to opioid overdoses; * a session on technology and public health; * a health fair and block party and much more!

(For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.jchs.edu/nphw-jefferson-college.)

Please note that participants must reserve a space at the REVIVE! training sessions and each session can have a maximum of up to 35 participants. These sessions are open to the public. You can sign up for REVIVE training at https://www.jchs.edu/form/revive-training-sign-up._

In addition, the NPHW celebration will include volunteer opportunities for the college community at local community agencies and organizations, including Children’s Assistive Technology Services (CATS), the Roanoke Rescue Mission, Morningside Urban Farm, Kids Soar, the Drop-In Center, the Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment Endowment (FREE), Blue Ridge Literacy: HEAL Program, Clean Valley Day (Roanoke) and a Health Fair/Block Party held in northwest Roanoke to conclude the week. Participants can also choose to volunteer at an organization of their choice.

For more information about NPHW at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, contact Mark Lambert, Senior Consultant of Communications & College Relations, at malambert@jchs.edu or (540) 985-9031.