SLU’s 2nd Annual Public Health Fair Draws Large Crowd

Now in its second year, the student-organized Public Health Fair on April 1, 2017, drew nearly 900 attendees to its many events, which included a keynote speech by Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis.

The student organizers of the Public Health Fair at Saint Louis University pose for a photo.

The student organizers of the Public Health Fair from left to right: Theron Poe, Chau Truong, Elizabeth Maier, Emily Schepker, Solis Winters, Laura Dieckhoff, Lohitha Guntupalli and Jason Maddox.

"We had an absolutely beautiful day for the Public Health Fair. We had a series of fabulous speakers, a research symposium, salsa lessons, acupuncture and more!" says Solis Winters, an undergraduate student majoring in Biostatistics and Public Health and president of the SLU Lions Club.

The event, which took place on Tegeler Field and Tegeler Hall at SLU’s main campus, featured 48 booths from nonprofits and educational organizations as well as healthy activities, including yoga and cornhole, and screening services for blood pressure, vision and more.

Keynote speaker Jones, a Master of Health Administration alumna of Saint Louis University, answered questions from the audience about the city’s Office of Financial Empowerment, low voter turnout in the mayoral race, the recent closing of a homeless shelter and more.

When asked how she uses her graduate degree in her current career, Jones said: “I try to make decisions on policy initiatives using data, existing research and best practices for programs that are already working across the country.”

The Public Health Fair kicked off National Public Health Week, April 9-15, 2017. Find more photos of the event on Facebook.

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CPHSJ Communications
Published: April 21, 2017

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