APHA-SA: Chair's Welcome
Chair: Liesl Nydegger
Greetings and Welcome to the American Public Health Association Student Assembly!
The American Public Health Association Student Assembly (APHA-SA) has an exciting year coming up! The accomplishments over the past year are countless, and let’s keep that momentum going! Engaging YOU as students is our primary goal over the next year. We will work tirelessly to provide more opportunities for you to get involved within APHA-SA in our various committees and subcommittes, get involved in advocacy and policy, and create opportunities that will help you feel more prepared after school. We completely understand that professional development is a priority among many students and we would like to help!
This website serves as a valuable communication tool to provide information about APHA-SA programs, initiatives, and membership benefits. Here, you will find information about our various committees and publications. Additionally, our website contains information about our Annual Meeting programming, including scientific sessions; our renowned Annual Meeting Supplement; as well as information about our Student Meeting and Speed Mentoring events, held annually the week of the APHA Annual Meeting.
In addition to programs and initiatives mentioned above, there are numerous ways to become involved in APHA-SA. We are constantly seeking motivated students to serve on our many committees, each of which has a page on this site describing their projects activities. Please check out our committee web pages and use the Contact Us section of the website to contact our committee chairs and express your interest in their projects. Each page provides a biographical sketch of our current chairs, describing their background, interests, and how they came to the ranks of leadership in APHA-SA. Additionally, from time to time we are recruiting new committee co-chairs and board members, representing an opportunity to be directly involved in a leadership role in APHA-SA. Please check back to our website for these opportunities as well.
The goal of APHA-SA leadership over the next year is to get YOU involved! We want to see everyone who is interested have the opportunity to get involved. Please take a minute to browse through our website and various committee pages and if you have any questions or would like to get involved, do not hesitate to contact is. We have an exciting year ahead of us and we’ll go out with a bang at the 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in October 2013!
I sincerely look forward to another amazing year with the Student Assembly and we look forward to hearing from you.
Liesl Nydegger, Chair [email | biosketch]
American Public Health Association Student Assembly