NPHW Student Day: Get involved

Organize on campus

Students are truly the backbone of NPHW. That’s why each year we designate one day of the week as Student Day! This year, Student Day will be held on Thursday, April 9. What can your local campus do to help raise awareness about the value of public health and our work to create a healthier nation?

You can plan a training to help students and administrators recognize policies that create or hinder justice, partner with another campus organization to host a seminar on creating inclusive spaces, explore the public health resources available on campus or work with your campus wellness center to create a peer education program.

There are countless ways to get involved and take action. By participating in NPHW and celebrating Student Day, you’re empowering students just like you to serve as a model of public health!

Check out our event suggestions for specific tips and ideas for activities you can organize with students on your campus. Also visit APHA’s Student Assembly page to learn more about ways to get involved throughout the year, and check out the Student Assembly Facebook and Twitter feeds. 

If your campus doesn’t have a current Student Assembly liaison, find out how you can fulfill that role.

APHA’s Student Assembly is the nation’s largest student-led organization dedicated to furthering the development of education and opportunities for students, the next generation of professionals in public health and health-related disciplines. The Student Assembly represents and serves students of public health and other health-related disciplines by connecting individuals who are interested in working together on public health and student-related issues. The Student Assembly is available to all current APHA student members.

Watch a recording of the 2019 Student Day panel discussion and webinar, "You're graduating. Now what?"

Watch the 2018 Student Day Town  Hall webcast.

American Public Health Association