A series of films focused on public health concerns from HIV/AIDS to environmentally sustainable agriculture will be screened for interested New York University faculty and students on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2007, at Eisner Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.

This Retrospective of the APHA Film Festival features U.S. and international films that have been shown over the past three years at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting as part of the Annual Film/Media festival organized by the APHA Health Communication Working Group.

All films are examples of good health communication strategy paired with professional production values and have undergone formative and/or summative evaluation. As part of larger health communication interventions, they have been used to raise awareness of health topics and/or advocate for changes in public health policy as well as community and social health behavior. Key public health areas addressed in this retrospective include: HIV/AIDS; tobacco production and control; obesity and weight control; sexual health; the relationship between community health and culture; mental illness; environmentally sustainable agriculture and its impact on health; alcoholism; childcare and shaken baby syndrome; and other public health threats.

  • WHAT: Retrospective of the APHA Film Festival.
  • WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2-3, 2007 - 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: New York University Eisner Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

RSVP online for free ticket at http://www.nyu.edu/mph/events. Tickets will be held at the door.

The Retrospective is intended for New York University students and faculty; students and faculty of other NYC-based academic programs as well as staff and board members of non-profit health organizations and foundations. It is sponsored by APHA Health Communication Working Group (HCWG); NYU Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Community Public Health at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development; NYU’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health; NYU Public Health Student Group at Steinhardt; NYU Global Health Alliance, and NYU Public Health Alliance.

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