Dr. Wendy Stuhldreher is the faculty advisor for this organization.
The Pennsylvania Public Health Association Collegiate Chapter (PPHA-CC) is the student professional organization for Public Health majors. The purpose of this organization is to promote knowledge and intellectual development of each member in the field of public health. Students have an opportunity to travel with the Public Health faculty to attend the annual Pennsylvania Public Health Association Meeting. This meeting alternates locations between Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg. This is a great opportunity to see what Public Health is all about, and provides professional mentoring experiences.
This organization also provides students a platform to learn more about professional opportunities in public health through speakers, service projects and field trips. Members of PPHA-CC meet during Common Hour 3-4 times per semester. Programs include service, speakers and social gatherings.
Dues for our collegiate chapter are $10 annually. This money is used to subsidize trips to the state conference, Public Health Awareness Day, our annual banquet, and other expenses for our organization activities.
To encourage student involvement in the state organization, PPHA membership is free to all enrolled students. This free membership extends into the first year after graduation to mentor new alumni, give them opportunities for employment, and network with professionals in a wide variety of public health settings. Get involved now!