The Region V Public Health Training Center helps strengthen the future public health workforce by connecting public health students with experiential learning opportunities. These may involve working with faculty to collaborate with practice agencies on capacity building projects, or student field placements that support public health organizations in addressing the social determinants of health.
Collaborative Projects allow students to work side by side with faculty and public health practice professionals on important activities that advance their learning and the work of the partner organization.
The 2018-2019 academic year has 15 student collaborative projects across states in Region V covering such public health concerns as:
- Air quality
- Chronic disease education
- Access to care
- Harm reduction
- Enteric outbreaks
- Opioid epidemic
- HPV and breast cancer prevention
- Rural community needs assessment
- Mental health gap analysis
- Criminal justice
- Insurance factors in preventative screenings
- Evaluation frameworks and plans to assess program success
- Creating maps of community resources
Highlights and results of these projects will be shared as they become available.