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March 2019

Holi

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Holi is a Hindu spring festival holiday, signifying the arrival of spring. Celebrations involve a "free for all festival of colors" where participants engage in color/water fights and bands play music through the streets. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work -elated events as employees and learners may request leave from work/courses. Holi is observed from sundown March 20 to sundown March 21.

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Nowruz

March 21
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Nowruz is the New Year celebration for the Zoroastrian faith. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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April 2019

Lailat al-Miraj

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Lailat al-Miraj is an Islamic holiday that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as employees and learners may take leave from work/courses. Lailat al-Miraj is observed from sundown April 2 to sundown April 3.

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Panel Discussion: Inclusion of Underserved Populations in Central Pennsylvania

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room T4007 – Penn State Cancer Institute, 400 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Public Health Association for Service and Education (PHASE) is hosting a panel discussion on underserved populations.  Guest speakers include: Sarah S. Kawasaki, MD: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, specializing in substance use disorder David Saunders: Director of the Office of Health Equity at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Jarret Sell, MD: Penn State Health Medical Group Harrisburg, specializing in LGBTQ care, HIV treatment and Hepatitis C treatment Sarah Ramirez, MD: Penn State Health Medical Group Harrisburg,…

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Palm Sunday

April 14
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that falls on the Sunday before Easter. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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Vaisakhi or Baisakhi

April 14
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is a New Year holiday celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhist adherents. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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Good Friday

April 19
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Good Friday is one of the holiest holidays in the Christian and Roman Catholic faiths; it is also known as Great Friday or Easter Friday. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses.

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May 2019

Inclusion Academy: Leadership Program for Managing Inclusion – Improving the Experiences of Patients and Employees with Disabilities

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
University Conference Center, 30 Conference Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five people has a disability. CDC director Tom Frieden stated "health professionals and health care systems need to meet the needs of this growing population." (CDC Newsroom, July 30, 2015). One way to better support patients and employees with disabilities is to have online/digital accessibility. Is your department's digital presence accessible? How easy is it for a patient with a disability to schedule and participate in their medical appointment? If an employee…

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Inclusion Academy: Culturally Excellent Workplace and Learning Strategies- Caring for Military/Veteran Patients

May 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Room C (Room C6616) – Penn State College of Medicine, 700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, during the 18-month period between January 2015 and June 2017, there were more than 19,000 patients with military backgrounds who presented for medical care. Of these, 7,000 were inpatient visits. These data serve as the basis for a better understanding of how to provide extraordinary care for patients with military backgrounds. In this session, participants will learn the significant terminology used in the military, health/medical issues facing military service personnel and…

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June 2019

Eid al-Fitr

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - June 4 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033 United States

Eid al-Fitr is a holiday in the Islamic faith that represents the last day of the month of Ramadan. Avoid scheduling important meetings, tests, or other academic or work-related events as some employees and learners may request leave from work/courses. Eid al-Fitr is observed from sundown June 3 to sundown June 4.

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