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MEDIA ADVISORY: Former NYC health commissioner to headline National Public Health Week

April 3, 2014

Arthur Nead
Phone: 504-247-1443
anead@tulane.edu

What:  A series of programs celebrating National Public Health Week, April 7-14

Who: Dr. Thomas A. Farley, 2014 Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at CUNY's Hunter College and former New York City Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene; Tulane University Community Health Workers; and students of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Where/When:

Umoja Celebration of the African American Child: Health and Culture Festival, Congo Square in Armstrong Park; Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Eat Well: Lose Dat Program (healthy cooking demonstration), Tulane Community Health Center, 711 N. Broad Street; Monday, April 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Affordable Health Care Act Panel Discussion: Features political strategist James Carville and health policy expert Mollye Demosthenidy. Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane campus; Tuesday, April 8, 6-9 p.m.

Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation: Women’s Wellness Program, Common Grounds Health Clinic, 1400 Teche St., NOLA; Tuesday, April 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Be Healthy from the Start: Crossroads Pregnancy Center, 105 St. Louis St., Thibodaux, LA; Wednesday, April 9, 10-11 a.m.

Speaker:  Dr. Thomas Farley. “Saving Gotham: Policy & Environmental Approaches to Health Promotion in New York City, 2002-2013.” Room 1201, 1440 Canal St.; Wednesday, April 9, 4:30-6 p.m.

Get Out Ahead: Fresh Breath of Life, Plaquemines Care Center, 108 E. Oakville St., Belle Chasse, LA.; Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Speaker:  Dr. Thomas A. Farley. “Saving Gotham: Policy & Environmental Approaches to Health Promotion in New York City, 2002-2013,” Lavin-Bernick Center; Thursday, April 10, 5:30-7 p.m.

Don't Panic: Domestic Violence Seminar, Tulane Community Health Center, 711 N. Broad Street; Friday, April 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

More:  Hosted by the Red Cross; Common Grounds Health Clinic; Crossroads Pregnancy Center; Plaquemines Care Center; the Tulane Community Health Center; and the Undergraduate Public Health Student Government, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. For additional event information, contact Anna Hassan, 504-988-1322. 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu