National Public Health Week 2025 – April 7-23, 2025

National Public Health Week 2024

Monday (theme: Civic Engagment)

“Civic Engagement Panel Discussion”

with Gnora Mahs, MPH (Health Democracy Healthy People), Lindsay Ford, (The Voter Network).

Moderated by: Ruaa Hassaballa-Muhammad, MPH, M.A.


12-1 PM CST


Tuesday (theme: Healthy Neighborhoods)

“Suspenders4Hope: A Comprehensive Strategy to Promote Mental Wellness”

Jessica Provines, PhD of Suspenders4Hope




Wednesday (theme: Climate Change)

“Understanding Climate Health Risks in the Midwest”

with Jasmine Moore of EarthJustice.

Discover the critical intersection of climate change and public health in the Midwest through a dynamic session blending expert insights with hands-on activities. Delve into the heightened risks posed by extreme weather events including extreme heat events, increased flooding, changes in vector-borne disease patterns, and threats to food and water security.

Jasmin Moore has 20 years of experience in local government, strategic planning, policy development, coalition building, and integrating sustainability and equity into decision-making. Moore is the inaugural Senior Director of Sustainability + Impact for Earthjustice, the largest environmental nonprofit law firm in the world. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas.

This session is in person at the Johnson County Health Services Building, 11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS, in the Debby Sullivan room.


2-3 PM CTS



Thursday (theme: Innovations and Tools in Public Health)

“Using the Community Tool Box to Support Public Health and Community Action”

with Christina Holt, M.A.

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. This session will cover an introduction to these free resources, and how they can support your public health efforts.

Learn about the Community Toolbox programs and training available at KU’s Center for Community Health and Development.


1-2 PM CST


“Integrating AI into Public Health Practice”

with Tatiana Lin, M.A. (Kansas Health Institute)


1130 AM -1230 PM CST



Register today to attend these sessions! (Please note, the registration is being handled by KU’s Masters of Public Health Students Organization.)