Discussion Day focuses on global, public health issues

Manchester University is devoting an entire day to discussions about “Living and Dying on Planet Earth: Global Health Public Health” on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The public is invited.

The open programs begin at 10 a.m. on the North Manchester campus with Paul Halversonkeynote speaker Paul Halverson. Halverson is founding dean at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis, who will speak about the principles of public health and provide unique perspectives on how these principles are at work globally, nationally and here in Indiana.

In the afternoon, there will be more than two dozen workshops from which to choose, with concurrent sessions at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., with experts on a number of global and public health topics including stress and anxiety, gun violence, early identification of autism, including cultural competence in health care delivery, lifestyle choices related to wellness, and the Affordable Care Act.

Workshop leaders include experts from outside organizations and faculty from the North Manchester and Fort Wayne campuses of Manchester University.

Discussion Day ends with a film festival beginning at 7 p.m.

For a full list of workshops and films, visit http://www.manchester.edu/discussionday/

All discussions and films are free and open to the public.

February 16, 2015

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