142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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W Jersey Public Health Association: Bridging the Gap Between Students and Professionals

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Nikita Patel , New Jersey Public Health Association, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Kristine Naputo , New Jersey Public Health Association, Piscataway, NJ
As the demand for public health workers in New Jersey increases, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University has served as a key center for public health education. While this institution is renowned for its academia, the New Jersey Public Health Association Rutgers Student Chapter (NJPHA-RSC) is a crucial asset in bridging the gap between theory and practice. Although only established in 2011, NJPHA-RSC has exposed students to career paths of the multifaceted workforce, introducing them to professionals and internship opportunities. NJPHA-RSC focuses on assessing the needs of New Brunswick, but also provides health education to students throughout the state. In collaboration with the state affiliate, NJPHA, the student chapter has grown tremendously in its three years of existence. Fostered by strong leadership on its Executive Board, students successfully advocate public health initiatives on campus through networking, panel discussions, documentary screenings, outreachand volunteeringevents.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the lessons learned of the New Jersey Public Health Association Student Chapterís efforts in connecting students with the public health field. Discuss the importance of strong organizational infrastructure.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As past executive board members for the last two years of the Student Chapter, I have been able to plan programs and activities for the students and see the growth within the chapter. From coordinating community service events, career panels, networking events, public health field trips, and mentoring, I have been able to build the organization.
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.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As past executive board members for the last two years of the Student Chapter, I have been able to plan programs and activities for the students and see the growth within the chapter. From coordinating community service events, career panels, networking events, public health field trips, and mentoring, I have been able to build the organization.
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.