Student Association for Public Health — SAPH
- 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.
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.
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: unepublichealth.wordpress.com
Links & Resources
- Centers for Disease Control
- Maine Public Health Association
- Maine Center for Disease Control
- American Public Health Association
- World Health Organization
- Association of Schools of Public Health
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- American Diabetes Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- National Kidney Foundation
- American Lung Association
- The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
- The Mesothelioma Guide
- Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center
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
- Patient safety
- Patient centered care
Students can take advantage of:
- Free online courses written by world-renowned faculty
- A network of students and educators
- The IHI Open School Basic Certificate of Completion
- Case Studies, podcasts, videos and featured articles