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
The goal of the Student Leaders in Public Health program is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically in rural and under served communities and populations, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.
During the 2021 – 2022 academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters), the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. The program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Qualifications and 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). Preference will be given to students in a public health related program.
- Student must complete the project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
- Priority will be given to projects addressing public health issues in rural, medically underserved and/or disadvantaged communities.
- Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June, 2022.
- Upon completion of the project, the student will be required to complete three deliverables. (A paper and an abstract describing the project and its impact and a final online evaluation). There will also be an optional presentation.
Timeline: The SLPH application deadlines are September 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021. If all 27 spots are not filled after the first 2 deadlines, a third deadline of February 15, 2022 will be announced.
Questions? Contact Olivia Jolly, MPH, Practice‐Based Learning Manager, Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org
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