142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Western Kentucky University – Kentucky Public Health Association Student Chapter

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Mackenzie Perkins, MPH Candidate , Western Kentucky University – Kentucky Public Health Association Student Chapter, Bowling Green, KY
WKU-KPHA student chapter has won the best student chapter at the KPHA Annual Conference since 2009. WKU-KPHA chapter’s success can be attributed to our active presence in the WKU and Bowling Green communities. As a student-led organization, we hold true to our mission to increase public health awareness through community education and championing legislation that improves the welfare of the citizens in Kentucky and in the Bowling Green area. Our 45 student members have been involved in partnerships with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, American Red Cross campus wide blood drives, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates “Life is Cool” educational program, The Medical Center’s 10K Classic, and many more organizations and events. On WKU’s campus, the WKU-KPHA chapter is heading a petition for Smoke-Free campus with assistance from the WKU Student Government Association.  WKU-KPHA advisors and officers are motivated to assist in the promotion of health in the Bowling Green community through finding and sustaining programs that our organization can lead or provide assistance. WKU-KPHA also values that our members are involved in public health research. This year 2 students presented oral presentations and 8 presented posters at the 2014 KPHA Conference.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the components of an effective public health student organization.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: From 2013 – Spring 2014, I was Historian of WKU-KPHA student chapter. As Historian, I completed the binder for the chapter in the state-wide competition for “Best Student Chapter” at the KPHA conference. The binder included the comprehensive overview of the purpose, constitution, and the activities of WKU-KPHA. I was the committee head for Smoke-Free Campus initiatives at WKU and for Relay for Life. Recently, I was elected as the incoming President for Fall 2014.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.