CUNY SPH Leadership Connects Students with APHA

May 4, 2016 | Press Releases & Announcements

If you believe in public health, and believe in students, consider supporting the APHA Leadership Challenge.

Created by CUNY SPH Advisory Council Chair Dr. Lyndon Haviland in 2011, the Leadership Challenge is the annual campaign that helps send public health students to the APHA Annual Meeting each November.

“I’ve been thrilled to see APHA’s support for students grow over the years, and I’m delighted that Dean El-Mohandes and the CUNY School of Public Health are helping public students become the public health professionals of tomorrow,” Haviland said.

The challenge is now supported by numerous APHA leaders, including former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, who have committed a total of $20,000 in matching funds. That means if you choose to donate today, you can double your impact — $25 becomes $50, and $100 becomes $200. Since the Challenge began in 2011, more than 120 students have benefited from the program.

“Giving students a chance to experience public health at its best during the Annual Meeting is a lifetime opportunity that will guide them in selecting future careers and enlighten them as to the breadth and depth of public health practice,” said Dean El-Mohandes.

More information can be found here.