National Public Health Week and Poster Gallery at City Hall


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The Cambridge Public Health Department is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 4 to 10, 2011. Below are highlights.

Public Health Poster Gallery
A poster gallery on display at Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Avenue), from April 4 to April 15. The exhibit showcases Cambridge partners, strategies, and results involved in children’s healthy weight promotion. Cambridge signed on to the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign A second series features injury prevention information, the national theme for 2011. Open to the public.

Breaking Out of the Man Box
Nationally recognized speaker Tony Porter challenges traditional images of manhood that stop men from actively taking a stand on domestic and sexual violence. The event takes place on Tuesday, April 5 at Massasoit Elks Lodge (55 Bishop Allen Drive) at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Men’s Health League, the Cambridge Arlington and Belmont High Risk and Response Assessment Team, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. Open to men.

Real World Public Health
A half-day professional development symposium for graduate students in public health, sponsored by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Institute for Community Health. Real World Public Health will be held at Windsor Street Health Center (119 Windsor Street) on April 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to public health graduate students.

Prescription Drop-off
Bring unused prescription medications to Cambridge’s Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday, April 9 in the Field Street parking lot at Danehy Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Cambridge Police Department also has a drop box available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby at 125 6th Street. Drop-offs are anonymous. For more information, contact

Preserving Our Vision: Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Sarcoidosis of the Eye
Part of the Sister to Sister Community Conversations series featuring discussions among Black women and health care practitioners. Provider participants are Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson, MD and Juanita Bryant, MD. The event takes place at Simply Erinn’s (268 Brookline Street) on Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Open to women.

Fit For Life Now Recruiting
The Men’s Health League Fit For Life program is currently recruiting men who are overweight or at high risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease. For more information, email

Reality Check: A Conversation about Alcohol for Parents, Teens, and Tweens
Later this month: Join Dr. Traci Brooks and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s STARS (Students Teaching Advocacy and Respect) for an evening to learn strategies for communicating about alcohol and facts that will help you talk about this difficult subject. The event will take place at the CRLS Freshman Campus Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free gift. To RSVP and for more information, email Open to parents and students in middle school and high school.


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