March 30, 2018
Normalizing Mental Health
In our society, there is a stigma around mental illness and poor mental health. This stigma being that people with a mental illness are somehow not the same as people without a mental illness, and are at a disadvantage. However, this is not always the case.
Stigma involves stereotypes, prejudice, and discriminations towards people who are not like the “norm”, and then separating them as someone who is different. Mental illness can include:
Bipolar... Read More
April 5, 2017
Find Out How This Program Can Help You Achieve and Maximize Your Health Goals.
In honor of National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017), Healthy UNH is here to help. From its establishment in 2008 to present day, Healthy UNH’s mission is to support “lifelong health and wellness”. While this program has contributed to the increasing health and wellness of the UNH campus, helpful information is available online to anyone anywhere who comes across our page.
For those who are on campus, here is... Read More
March 31, 2017
The Importance of Public Health
You may have a general understanding of Public Health but what is it exactly? According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), Public Health "promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play." Throughout your day Public Health helps to reduce your risk of different injuries and or diseases. Here are 5 different ways Public Health can show up in your day:
1. Brushing your teeth – Thanks to Public... Read More
April 10, 2015
Every year, the first full week of April is National Public Health Week. National Public Health week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health as well as the issues that we need to fix in order to improve our country.
One theme of National Public Health Week is “Building Broader Communities”. This theme is about working together to make our country the healthiest nation in one generation.
When it comes to public health, many different partnerships are needed.... Read More
April 9, 2015
The goal of #NPHW is to bring attention to public health-related initiatives, contributions and issues that are important and relevant in our nation. Each day of NPHW has a new theme—today’s theme is “Building on 20 Years of Success”.
In the 20 years since NPHW’s conceptualization, the initiative has made a significant impact in many public health issues. Some of these include:
Safer and Healthier Foods: The rate of foodborne illness has been dramatically reduced due to technological... Read More
April 8, 2015
This year, 2015, marks the American Public Health Association’s 20th anniversary of its National Public Health Week.
Over the past two decades, the APHA has made significant impacts and accomplishments in public health. They are strong believers that everyone needs to partake in helping to become a healthier nation, from national and local policy makers to the general public. By making healthier choices, we are demanding more of a variety for healthier options and are creating an environment... Read More
April 7, 2015
According to the American Public Health Association, “Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state-by-state and even county-by-county.”
This week is National Public Health Week; its goal is to make the United States healthiest nation by 2030!
Fortunately, as UNH students, the majority of us have access to proper health care, food, a gym, and to a higher education. Here, at UNH we... Read More
April 11, 2014
Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.
Did you know that for the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one prior to it?For generations in the past, health was constantly improving as... Read More
April 10, 2014
Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices. The following are resources and programs provided by UNH to create a healthier campus in... Read More
April 8, 2014
The American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, taking place this April 7th- 13th, emphasizes the importance of ensuring that you, your family, and your community are equipped during emergencies and disasters. When in times of crisis or disaster, it is only humane for us to feel a sense of panic or fear when dealing with difficult situations. The best and most effective way to deal with unpredictable, non-preventable disasters and emergencies is to ensure that you and... Read More