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National Public Health Week 2011 : Safety is NO Accident


 

NPHW 2011
    

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will support National Public Health Week (April 4-April 10) by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to practice safety measures and avoid accidents in conjunction with this year's theme: "Safety is no accident: Live injury-free."

Injury is the most expensive medical problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a single year, $80 billion is spent on medical care: another $326 billion on the lost productivity; and an untold amount on social support for the individuals and families caring for the severely injured. In many cases, these costs are increasing because preventative measures are not being taken to prevent injuries and violence.

During National Public Health Week, the school's Student Government Association will help raise awareness of injury prevention in the New Orleans community through seminars on crime prevention and road safety, bicycle inspections, and a free screening of the Academy Award and Golden Globes nominated film 127 Hours. Additionally, the Tulane Campus Police Department will offer free defense classes through the Rape and Aggression Defense Program (RAD) for female staff, faculty, and students.

Co-sponsors for the program include the American Public Health Association Student Assembly, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and University of New Orleans Center for Urban and Public Affairs.

 

Calendar of events:

 

Tuesday, April 5


Murder as a Health Disparity, Justice and Safety Public Health Concern
Featuring Dr. Peter Scharf  
Tulane University SPHTM (1440 Canal Street - Tidewater Building Room 1208)
12:00 - 1:00pm   (Lunch will be served!!!)  

Sponsored by Tulane University SPHTM Student Government Association, American Public Health Association Student Assembly, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and University of New Orleans Center for Urban & Public Affairs


Wednesday, April 6


Free Bike Inspections & Maintenance
Tulane University SPHTM (1440 Canal Street - Tidewater Building, First Floor Student Lounge)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm  

SGA & the Tulane Cycling Club will be holding FREE bike inspections for all Tulane SPHTM Student, Staff and Faculty members (tuning of cables, adjusting brakes, oiling chains, adjustment of seats and posts, etc.). Inspections will be conducted by a licensed bike mechanic.  


Bike Clinic 
 
Tulane University SPHTM (1440 Canal Street - Tidewater Building, First Floor Student Lounge)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm  

SGA & the Tulane Cycling Club will be holding a bike clinic where individuals will be taught to fix their bike, specifically, how to handle emergency breakdown on the road.   The clinic will cost just $10 to students who have a Tulane ID.    


Road Safety Concerns & Solutions for Bike Ridership in New Orleans 
 
Tulane University SPHTM (1440 Canal Street - Tidewater Building Room 1208)
12:00 - 1:00pm   (Lunch will be served!!!)  

Ever wonder the effect that bike lanes have on road safety and overall community health? If not, have you noticed the new bike lanes that have appeared over the past year on major roadways across New Orleans? They're impressive! These bicycle lanes have put New Orleans on the map as one of the most bikeable cities in the U.S.  Come and join Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH from Tulane's Prevention Research Center and Billy Fields III, PhD from University of New Orleans' Center for Urban & Public Affairs as they present their study findings of the effect that bike lanes have had on altering road use, modifying cyclist behaviors, as well as their impact on road accidents citywide. 


Thursday, April 7

127 Hours Film Screening 
10:00 pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania Street New Orleans, LA 70115  

On the theme of Safety at Play, we will have a Free Film Screening of the Academy Award and Golden Globes nominated movie "127 Hours". The movie will be shown at at the Prytania Theatre on Thursday April 7th, 2011 at 10pm.  Admissions will be free with Tulane ID.

 

Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9   

Self Defense  Classes: Rape and Aggression Defense Program
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Tulane University Medical School 1430 Tulane Avenue, Room 1525  

On the theme of Personal Safety, SGA along with Tulane Campus Police Department will offer Self Defense Classes through the Rape and Aggression Defense Program (RAD). This will be free to all Tulane University female staff, faculty and student members.  To participate, individuals must RSVP no later than 5pm on Wednesday April 6th by emailing leralte@tulane.edu.

April 1, 2011

 

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