Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH)
Are you looking for a way to connect with your fellow Public Health Science students? Do want to serve the community? Volunteer? Be the change? Then Students Engaged in Public Health (SEIPH) is for you!
SEIPH is the student organization of the Public Health Science program. Our mission is to “connect, lead, serve and network.” Past SEIPH events have included participating in annual Public Health Week activities, having a film screening to advocate for human trafficking victims, and conducting outreach events on breast feeding, mental health, and skin cancer prevention .
Public Health Without Borders
Public Health Without Borders is a student-run organization supported by the School of Public Health that assesses health disparities affecting disadvantaged communities around the world and creates sustainable interventions to alleviate these disparities. In partnership with the UMD Engineers without Borders chapter, PHWB students have recently travelled to Compone, Peru and to Calaba Town, Sierra Leone to work on projects focused on improving water sanitation and conducting community organizing and health education activities to improve hygiene and prevent disease.
Half the Sky Movement
Half the Sky is a movement inspired by the best-selling novel and the work of journalists Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn to turn oppression of women into opportunity worldwide. Hidden in the overlapping problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality, women are facing gender-based violence all over the world. The Half the Sky Movement at University of Maryland is not only raising awareness of women’s issues, but also mobilizing faculty, staff and students to share ways to empower women. Annually in the fall semester, Global Public Health Scholars hosts a screening of Half the Sky, gathering about 250 students to view the film, grapple with sensitive issues, and discuss women’s empowerment in relation to stories presented in the film. In fall 2013, various student organizations whose goals align with Half the Sky presented after the screening, giving students the opportunity to get involved.
Student Section of the Maryland Public Health Association
The Student Section of the Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA) is an organization open to students from all universities, colleges, and surrounding healthcare professionals and graduate students! SMdPHA focuses on serving the community, bringing more public health awareness, as well as public health advocacy and education.