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) and/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 among community college students of career opportunities in public health. 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.
The application process is open to the following:
- Community college student organizations* focused on health, education, or related fields
- Community college programs or courses in public health, nursing, allied health, or other healthcare or health-related fields
- Other community college student organizations,* programs, or courses seeking to increase awareness of public health issues, courses, programs, and career options in their areas of focus or study
*local organizations or local chapters of state/province or national organizations
Community colleges in the U.S. and community colleges and their counterparts in other countries are eligible to apply.
If you have questions about your eligibility to participate, contact Judy Greenfield.
Projects should clearly support the grant program’s focus on increasing awareness of career opportunities in public health. This focus may include increasing student awareness of courses and programs as well as transfer and career opportunities in public health.
Note: Funds from this grant may not be used to financially support human and/or animal health (e.g., physical, dental, mental, emotional) examinations, screenings, testing, inoculations, or assessments of any kind, and/or supplies for such activities; physical activities such as exercise classes, hikes, runs, yoga, etc.; and travel expenses (e.g., field trips, student travel, etc.).
Application and Deadline
The deadline for submitting an application and the required letter of support is October 15, 2019. Click the links below to access the application and associated instructions.