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Celebrating Health & Human Services Week

Event Overview

Agency Art Exhibit – Art from the Heart

Day/Date/Time: All week, April 7 – 11

Location: Various locations in McNeill Hall, 1st Floor

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, students, community members

Event Summary: Social Work field agency art exhibit will be on display all week. Featured artwork will be from the Chrysalis Center, Rape Crisis Center (Direct Services and Prevention Services), Dreams, Brunswick Senior Resource Center, CARE, and New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.

Agency representatives will be present on Thursday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in McNeill Hall, room 1051 to present their clients’ artwork and share the ways in which their agency uses art expression in social work practice.

Forum – State of the Region’s Health

Day/Date/Time: Monday, April 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Burney Center

Target Audience: Free and open to the public

Event Summary: This is the CHHS’s first annual convening of a community forum focusing on the region’s health as viewed from a variety of perspectives – economic stability, health and healthcare, education, aging, mental health, community and regional planning. The forum will have panelists highlighting successes and challenges within their focus areas followed by a moderated Q&A session with the audience.

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Sharon Nelson, NC DHHS, Division of Public Health, Project Manager, Community Transformation Grant Project

Panel Moderator: Dr. Tom Barth, Professor of Public Administration and Coordinator of the Strategic Management Academy

Panelists: Mr. Tommy Taylor, VP of Community Impact for United Way of the Cape Fear Region
Remarks: Economic stability

Dr. Nelson Reid, Professor and Special Assistant to CHHS Dean
Remarks: Relationship between health indicators and income levels

Dr. Joe Pino, CEO of SEAHEC
Remarks: Healthcare

Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy Superintendent of NHC Schools
Remarks: Education

Mr. Doug Dickerson, Director of North Carolina AARP
Remarks: Aging

Mr. Foster Norman, CEO of Coastal Care NC
Remarks: Mental Health

Ms. Adrienne Cox (Tentative)
Remarks: Integration of Planning and Health / FOCUS Report

Youth Summit – Healthful Living

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, April 8, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Various – Fisher Student Center and Wagoner Hall

Target Audience: 80 students (7th and 8th grade) from area schools

Event Summary: Students will rotate through four sessions on healthful living topics: body image and nutrition, stress management, physical activity, skin/sun protection, and cyberbullying. Students will then walk with Sammy C Hawk to Wagoner Hall and have a healthy cooking demonstration followed by a healthy lunch.


Yoga by Marsha Todd

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, April 8, 12:00 noon – 12:50 p.m.

Location: Hoggard Lawn

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, students, community members (all are welcome)

Event Summary: Feeling stressed? Join us for a Yoga session led by SHAHS faculty member, Marsha Todd. Bring a beach towel or Yoga mat. No experience needed. In the case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

Fitness Walk along the Teal Trail with the Chancellor and the CHHS Dean

Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 noon

Location: We will meet right outside the main entrance to McNeill Hall before beginning our walk along a portion of the Teal Trail (See our route highlighted in yellow on the attached document)

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, students, community members (all are welcome)

Event Summary: Finding time to exercise is a challenge for many. Spend 30 minutes of your lunch hour being physically active and return to work renewed! We will walk along a portion of the Teal Trail; feel free to join in or stop off at any point. Bring a friend! In the case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

Presentation – The Other Side of the Great Wall: Public Health Issues in China

Day/Date/Time: Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: McNeill Hall, room 1051

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, students, community members (all are welcome)

Event Summary: Presenters, Dr. Randy Cottrell, Professor & Program Coordinator of Public Health Studies in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, and Karen Cottrell, Retired Health Education Teacher, present the good, bad and the ugly of public health in China.  Topics presented include energy conservation, recycling, sexual behaviors, nutrition, environment, sanitation, water quality, education, transportation, housing, spiritual health and more.  In 2011, Dr. Cottrell was named a Fulbright scholar.  He and his wife lived in Hangzhou, China for six months while he taught and conducted research in the Public Health Program at Zhejiang University School of Medicine.  This presentation is based on their experiences and readings in public health in China.

Presentation – The Use of Art Expression in Social Work Practice

Day/Date/Time: Thursday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: McNeill Hall, room 1051

Target Audience Social Workers, field instructors, faculty, staff, students

Registration: Contact Angie Vandenberg at vandenberga@uncw.edu

Event Summary: This interactive presentation will give participants an opportunity to learn about the value of using art expression in a therapeutic setting; learn helpful tips and practical ways to implement art into practice; and leave with examples of art activities that can be implemented with clients (both children and adults).

Social Work field agency art exhibit will be on display all week. Featured artwork will be from the Chrysalis Center, Rape Crisis Center (Direct Services and Prevention Services), Dreams, Brunswick Senior Resource Center, CARE, and New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.

Agency representatives will be present on Thursday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in McNeill Hall, room 1051 to present their clients’ artwork and share the ways in which their agency uses art expression in social work practice.

First Annual CHHS Research Day – Building a Community of Scholars

Day/Date/Time: Friday, April 11, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Location: Warwick Center

Target Audience: CHHS faculty and students

Registration: Contact Debra Simpson in the School of Nursing @ simpsond@uncw.edu

Event Summary: The Research Advisory Council invites CHHS faculty and students to submit an abstract for this inter-professional research conference sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). The goal of the conference is to bring experienced and novice researchers together to share scholarship and research interests across CHHS.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Glen Mays, The F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research, University of Kentucky College of Public Health (http://works.bepress.com/glen_mays/)


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