In partnership with Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, Live Healthy Appalachia will host the inaugural Student Health and Wellness Expo. This one-day event will focus on approaches to health-related community involvement opportunities for students preparing to graduate from Ohio University. The Student Health and Wellness Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 23, from 11:30am-3:00pm on the 2nd floor of Baker University Center in rooms 240/242.
The Student Health and Wellness Expo will feature lectures from Michelle Moskowitz-Brown, Executive Director of Columbus-area nonprofit Local Matters, and Ruth Dudding, Health Educator at the Athens City-County Health Department. The expo will also feature a resource fair showcasing internship and networking opportunities for the promotion of healthy living in the Athens community and across the state.
Moskowitz-Brown has over 17 years of nonprofit experience, and will share how working with Local Matters provides an opportunity to combine her passion for healthy food systems, community-based projects, and economic development. Moskowitz-Brown will share her own insights on how graduating students can become involved in organizations such as Local Matters in their efforts to produce community health change.
Ruth Dudding has worked at the Athens City-County Health Department for over 14 years, conducting several community health assessments and working in collaboration with other organizations to create policies, systems, and environmental changes to improve access to healthy food, increase opportunity for physical activity, and eliminate tobacco use. Dudding will discuss how all graduates can go out and advocate for health regardless of their field- a health in all policies approach. The event will end with a professional development workshop for students hosted by the Ohio University Society for Health Administration.
Location: Baker University Center Room 240/242