CUNY SPH Student Innovation Challenge Award: Deadline 4/14/15

March 31, 2015 | Press Releases & Announcements

1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award

CUNY School of Public Health celebrates the National Public Health Week (http://www.nphw.org) to be held during April 6th – April 14th, 2015 by launching its 1st CUNY School of Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award .

INNOVATION is a new idea that reflects application of better solutions to address new/existing challenges. CUNY School of Public Health is conducting its 1st Public Health Student Innovation Challenge Award to bring out Novel ideas to tackle the public health problems encountered in the 21st century.  The initiative to address public health problem should be Specific; Measurable; Achievable; Relevant and Time bound (SMART).

Entries will be received till April 14th 2015. Three winners for this award will be announced during the National Public Health Week. The winners will receive an award of $500 each and a continuation plan will be established to facilitate the innovative idea proposed. The CUNY School of Public Health has broadly chosen 5 focus areas including;

  • Chronic, Non Communicable Diseases
  • Communication, Social Marketing, and Informatics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Immigrant and Global Health
  • Maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health

We encourage current Public Health students to submit 2pager innovative; evidence based idea that addresses any of the focus areas listed above.  Following topics should be covered;

  1. Focus area addressed (Specify which of the focus area (s) you have chosen and why?)
    • Chronic, Non Communicable Diseases
    • Communication, Social Marketing, and Informatics
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Immigrant and Global Health
    • Maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health
  1. Specific Public Health Problem addressed
    • Brief description of the problem, how does it relate to the focus area and rationale for your choice
  2. Significance of the problem
    • Describe how the problem identified impacts population and communities at large
  3. Target audience
    • What specific populations are being addressed and Why?
  4. Evidence based approach and outcomes assessed
    • What evidence is available to support your proposed approach
    • What outcomes will be measured and how? Why did you choose these outcomes?
  5. Innovation proposed
  • How is your proposed approach innovative as compared to what currently exists?
  1. Implementation Plan
    • How do you plan to translate the proposed approach into practice to benefit community at large?
    • What kinds of resources are needed to implement this approach?
    • Have you identified any partners to collaborate with on this proposed initiative?
    • How will you measure the impact of the proposed initiative?

 

Grading Rubric

Sections Topics covered Points Allocated
A. Focus area addressed 10
B. Specific Public Health Problem addressed 10
C. Significance of the problem 15
D. Target audience 10
E. Evidence based approach and outcomes assessed 20
F. Innovation proposed 20
G. Implementation Plan 15

 

For More information

Dr. Ashish Joshi MBBS, PhD, MPH

Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs

City University of New York School of Public Health

555 West 57th Street

11th Floor Room 1136

New York 10019

Email:ashish.joshi@sph.cuny.edu

Phone: 646-664-8359