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. To launch this effort the League is encouraging community college students to hold events during National Public Health Week 2019 (April 1-7, 2019) or World Health Day (April 7, 2019) which broadly focus on career awareness with the theme, “Public Health: What It Is and How To Be Part of It.”

The League awarded 21 small grants to community college groups to support the 2019 activities, and will continue the grant program in 2020 to award up to 60 small grants to support public health career awareness activities for National Public Health Week and/or World Health Day. 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 public health and how to be part of it. 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.


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

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