Student Association for Public Health — SAPH

SAPH Mission

  • To pro­mote com­mu­ni­ca­tion, engage­ment, and col­lab­o­ra­tion among pub­lic health stu­dents, fac­ul­ty, and staff.
  • To cre­ate an atmos­phere of cama­raderie and sense of com­mu­ni­ty among the pub­lic health stu­dent body.
  • To pre­pare and edu­cate lead­ers in pub­lic health through ser­vice to the com­mu­ni­ty.

SAPH Constitution

In Novem­ber 2011, the con­sti­tu­tion of the Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion was approved by mem­bers and sub­se­quent­ly rat­i­fied by the Uni­ver­si­ty of New England’s Grad­u­ate and Pro­fes­sion­al Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion (GAPSA). SAPH is the first online stu­dent asso­ci­a­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty.

SAPH Officers

Elec­tions for Pres­i­dent, Vice Pres­i­dent, Coun­cilor, and Treasurer/Secretary are held in the Fall Term of each year. Offi­cers serve for one year. Learn more about the cur­rent offi­cers.


The SAPH blog is a brand new 2015 ini­tia­tive under­tak­en by UNE Pub­lic Health Stu­dents for the ben­e­fit of oth­er Pub­lic Health stu­dents. The blog can be seen here:

Links & Resources

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Insti­tute for Health­care Improve­ment (IHI) is an inde­pen­dent, not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to lead­ing inter­na­tion­al health care improve­ment. IHI was found­ed in 1991 by Dr. Don­ald Berwick and is based in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts.

The IHI Open School

The IHI Open School for Health Pro­fes­sions is an inter­pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty that gives stu­dents the skills to become change agents in health care improve­ment.

The IHI Open School offers train­ing in:

  • Qual­i­ty Improve­ment
  • Lead­er­ship
  • Patient safe­ty
  • Patient cen­tered care
  • Team­work

Stu­dents can take advan­tage of:

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