Student Involvement

The CHPPD Student Committee is a standing committee of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section, whose purpose is to represent the voice and experience of student members to CHPPD Section leadership, to represent the CHPPD Section to the Student Assembly, and to serve as a mechanism for involving student members in CHPPD committees and leadership roles.

Sign up at the CHPPD's Facebook group to get involved in the CHPPD Student Committee. Don’t worry, we won’t clog up your inbox with emails! We will just pass along announcements regarding funding, leadership, action, and other opportunities available to students in our section. It’s nice to have a community within the huge organization that is APHA, and so we are working hard to make sure the student members of CHPPD feel they are a part of one. Not active on Facebook? You can find us on LinkedIn as well.

In addition, the Student Involvement Committee Representatives are involved with  coordinating nominations for student awards, and communications. We also provide scholarships for members to attend the APHA Annual Conference.

Student Committee Positions

Five student committee positions are identified to facilitate a stronger connection between the student committees and other committees within the CHPPD section. If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit a completed CHPPD Student Representative Application to the student committee chair.

Student Committee Secretary: Maintains a steady communication and follow-up among committee members via email regarding decisions and work plans made during meetings.

Representative to the Membership Committee: Ensures that the student voice is represented in section membership recruitment and retention activities.

Representative to the Policy and Resolution Committee: Ensures that a student voice is involved in ongoing issue and policy debates.

Representative to the Program Committee: Ensures that the student voice is represented in developing and implementing the program for the Annual Meeting.

Representative to the Communications Team: Ensures that the student voice is represented in developing and implementing the activities of the communication committee involving the newsletter and website.

The Student Committee has a new proposal (PDF, 5 pages) regarding the Student Abstract Awards.

Email the Student Committee Chair with any questions you might have.