Community Colleges and Public Health

The League's Community Colleges and Public Health Project was launched in collaboration with the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health Task Force, convened by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

    Project Overview

    Phase 4: Creating a Community College Culture of Health

    The League for Innovation in the Community College (League), in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), aims to create a Community College Culture of Health. As part of this effort, the League encourages community colleges to hold events during National Public Health Week 2020 (April 6-12, 2020) or World Health Day (April 7, 2020) that focus on increasing awareness among community college students of career opportunities in public health.

    The League will award up to 60 small grants to support public health career awareness activities during National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020) and/or World Health Day (April 7, 2020). ASPPH, the association representing schools and programs of public health, and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), which represents health education specialists, are working with the League to increase awareness of career opportunities in public health among community college students. The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the lead organization for National Public Health Week, and the United Nations World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day.

    Click here to read summaries of Phases 1, 2, and 3.

    Apply for a Public Health 2020 Grant here.

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    Contact

    Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Learning, and Chief Impact Officer

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