Student Organization: Public Health Professionals
Public Health Professionals is a group comprised of MPH students that organizes events for the program and facilitates communication between the faculty and students. Through our activities, we aim to help students develop their professional skills, network with other organizations and leaders in the public health field, and supplement their MPH education with interdisciplinary academic experiences. All MPH students are invited to join our planning meetings or simply attend our events.
Public Health Professionals working to build a healthier tomorrow through leadership, fellowship, and service.
Here are some examples of our activities:
- CASPER Assessment Volunteering to assist the local public health department, Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department, by conducting the epidemiological emergency preparedness assessment created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Members helped with fieldwork, and with data entry and analysis.
- Special Population Alcohol Awareness Program volunteering to educate U of I students on the dangers of alcohol consumption.
- Remote Area Medical Screenings.
- Public health awareness Quad Event – PHP members created a poster board with the calories, sugar, salt, and fat content in local restaurants’ popular meals and compared these meals with alternative healthy options. Students were educated on how to pick healthy options while walking to and from classes.
- McKinley Special populations Health Fair volunteering to educate students on making healthy life-style choices.
- Movie screening for Domestic Violence Awareness Week.
- Panel discussion involving public health practitioners and researchers about “What public health means to you.”
- Electronic portfolio workshop.