Student Leaders in Public Health
Host Site: Crow Agency Public School
Topic: Environmental Health Literacy/Health Ed Curriculum Development and Implementation for a Youth Camp
Host Site: UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Topic: American Indian Teachers/Students, Creating a Pipeline for Health Sciences
Host Site: Larimer County Dept of Health and Environment
Topic: Sexual Health Needs Assessment/LGBTQ+ Youth
Host Site: The Rape Recovery Center
Topic: Youth Violence Prevention
Host Site: Wyoming Department of Health, Rural and Frontier Health
Topic: Healthcare Provider Shortage - J-1 Visa Study (Recruitment of Foreign Physicians)
Host Site: Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
Topic: Suicide Screening Tool
Host Site: Rocky Mountain Prevention Resource Center - San Luis Valley
Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences Awareness Training (ACEs)
Host Site: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
Topic: Occupational Health and Safety Data - Occupational Health Indicators
Host Site: Tanager Takeout (Vermillion, SD)
Topic: Food Access through School Based Food Pantry
Host Site: North Dakota State University
Topic: Drug Overdose Among Justice Involved Individuals in ND
Host Site: Population Mental Health and Wellbeing Program
Topic: Postpartum Depression – MODparents Prevention Program to decrease maternal depressive symptoms and improve wellbeing
Host Site: University of Utah Hospital
Topic: Post-Surgical Decrease in Opioid Use Among Rural Patients
Host Site: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Topic: Evaluation of the spatiotemporal relationship between oil & gas development and suicide in CO, 2008 – 18
Host Site: San Luis Valley Health Partnership (Rural)
Topic: Air Quality – increase air monitor systems and train communities how to interpret data on online air monitoring website
Host Site: Messengers for Health – Apsáalooke (Crow) Reservation
Topic: Health Education and Chronic Illness Management through Social Media
Host Site: Three Forks High School (Gallatin County)
Topic: Community-engaged project to assess and increase local awareness of the health risks posed by harmful microorganisms, arsenic and potentially other contaminants, in private and possibly public drinking water sources of the rural Three Forks High School District
Host Site: Community Food and Agriculture Coalition
Topic: Healthy Food Access – SNAP program for low-income Montanans and MT Growers
Host Site: Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and Epidemiology Center – Billings, MT
Topic: Health Education through Tribal College Students in MT and WY (Opioid Crisis)
Host Site: First National Development Institute – Location: Longmont, CO
Topic: Supplementation of WIC program through Tribal food programs
Host Site: Missoula City-County Health Department
Topic: Immunization Coalition-Building in Western MT
Host Site: Health Connect of South Dakota
Topic: Increase Access to Health and Safety Screening and Education
Host Site: mHealth Health Impact Lab
Topic: Text Program for Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications (Urban and Rural Patients)
Host Site: University of South Dakota
Topic: Maternal/Child Health Needs Assessment
Host Site: Smart Fit Girls –Trinidad, CO
Topic: Single-sex Physical Activity and Youth Empowerment for Middle School Girls
Host Site: Missoula Urban Indian Health Clinic
Topic: Indigenous Health Outreach – Health Education around Health Disparities in Indian Country
Host Site: Missoula City-County Health Department – Missoula Health Invest Team
Topic: Health, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Host Site: Community Connection Center
Topic: Development of Community Health Navigator Program
During the 2022-2023 academic year, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health focused field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects.
The goal of this program is to increase the supply and diversity of the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain Region, specifically in underserved communities and populations by supporting students conducting applied public health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
RM-PHTC encourages applications from
- Students from groups that have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented in public health
- Students proposing field placements working with medically underserved/rural/tribal areas or populations
The SLPH application collects demographic data as well as lived experience to enhance the review process. All eligible applications will be reviewed by the Student Leaders in Public Health Review Committee. The SLPH Review Committee is made up of RM-PHTC staff, faculty members and community public health practitioners.
2022-23 SLPH Review Committee Members
- Olivia Jolly, MPH – Staff, RM-PHTC
- Elaine Scallan Walter, PhD – Faculty, Colorado School of Public Health
- Tyler Shirey – Staff, Trailhead Institute
- Jim Vanderslice, PhD – Faculty, University of Utah
- Christina Yebuah, MPH/MPA – Staff, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Qualifications & Project Requirements
- Student must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national, or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
- Student must be enrolled in a higher education program in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota (Rocky Mountain Region). Programs include university, college, tribal college, and community college. If in a 4-year undergraduate program, student must be a junior or senior.
- Student must complete the public health focused project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
- Priority will be given to projects addressing rural, medically underserved, and/or disadvantaged communities.
- Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2023.
- Deliverables: The student will be required to complete two deliverables (paper/poster and abstract) describing the project and its impact. An optional presentation will be offered as well.
Payment Details & Expectations
Each student will receive $3,500.00 that may be used to offset the costs of travel to the host site, living expenses or project-related costs. The stipend will be provided in two payments. The first payment of $3,000 will be disbursed after the recipient has submitted an acceptable learning plan and documentation of approval of the project by the host organization and higher education institution. The second payment of $500 will be provided upon submission of the final deliverables.
- Email: Olivia.Jolly@CUAnschutz.edu
- Phone: 303-669-9391
Need More Info?
Attend an information session to learn more and ask questions!
Students, advisors, staff, and potential mentors/preceptors are all invited to attend.
Wednesdays from 12 – 1pm MST
- August 31 2022
- September 7 2022
- September 14 2022
- September 21 2022
- September 28 2022
- See a preview of the SLPH 2022-23 Application Questions (Click Here)
- See an overview of the SLPH cohort from 2020-21 (Click Here)
- Right-click to download a PDF flyer to distribute (Click Here)
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31683