A trifecta for health

Published March 20, 2023

April might be your healthiest month ever if you take part in the trifecta of offerings from the School of Public Health and Health Professions:

  • The Eighth Annual Step Challenge: Open to the UB community — and anyone related to the UB community — the challenge runs April 1 to 30. You can take part on your own or as part of a team, tracking your steps and seeing the results on the individual and team leaderboards. Last year’s steppers (2,000 total) said their top reasons for taking part were to feel better physically and connect with others. This year should be no different. Oh, and … prizes! Sign up here.
  • SPHHP’s annual National Public Health Week celebration: The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week takes place April 3-9 and focuses this year on how our cultures have always shaped our health. SPHHP has a full slate of events to raise your public health knowledge, boost your well-being, and grow your public health career savvy, including events from the APHA. The full list is available on SPHHP’s website.
  • Occupational Therapy Month: The Department of Rehabilitation Science takes part in April in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s month of activities designed to celebrate the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, OT assistants and OT students in the United States. Among the events is the 15th Glen E. Gresham Lecture featuring noted pediatric spinal-cord injury expert MJ Mulcahey.

“From a pet therapy session and NARCAN training, to lectures on food insecurity, spinal cord injuries and more, SPHHP is making sure April 2023 brings the health for everyone at UB — and beyond,” says Grace Lazzara, SPHHP’s director of marketing, communications and outreach.