Month: November 2023

Winter Donation Drive

It is that time of the year, the time when those who go without need more help.  It is COLD, and too cold for those who are homeless.  As representatives of the Department of Public Health Sciences and The Program in Applied Public Health Sciences, it is now a time when we can continue to show our ability to give to those in need.  We will be taking donations and collecting them in the main reception area of 195 Farmington Ave., Suite 2100. For a list of what you can donate visit here:



12th Week is here! – 2023 Fall Semester

Get ready for an enriching and eye-opening experience during our 12th-week event, specially designed to engage students and the wider community in the fascinating world of Applied Public Health Sciences. We’ve lined up three outstanding speakers, each addressing critical topics that resonate with today’s global challenges. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to expand your horizons and gain insights from renowned experts in the field!

📅 **Mark Your Calendar for November 7-9, 2023!**

📢 **Here’s a sneak peek at our phenomenal lineup**:

🗓️ **November 7th: Dr. Brooke Bennett**
🎙️ Topic: “Public Health and Advocacy for Eating Disorders: Current Efforts and Future Directions”
Join us as Dr. Brooke Bennett delves into the vital issue of Eating Disorders and the impactful advocacy efforts being made. Discover the current landscape and future directions in the fight against this public health challenge.

🗓️ **November 8th: Dr. Nancy McHugh**
🎙️ Topic: “Transformative and Responsive Community Engagement”
Dr. Nancy McHugh will shed light on the transformative power of community engagement in the realm of public health. Learn how communities can be the driving force for positive change and responsiveness.

🗓️ **November 9th: Pareesa Charmchi Goodwin**
🎙️ Topic: “Racism is a Public Health Crisis, and the State is Aiming to Address it”
Pareesa Charmchi Goodwin will address a topic of paramount importance: Racism as a public health crisis. Understand the state’s efforts to tackle this pressing issue and its implications for public health.

These thought-provoking discussions aren’t just informative; they’re a chance to engage with the forefront of public health research and advocacy.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to be part of a meaningful conversation that can shape your perspective and career in public health. We look forward to having you join us for this exceptional event. See you there!



2023 Connecticut Public Health Association Conference

We were deeply honored to serve as the proud sponsor of the 2023 Connecticut Public Health Association conference. This event was more than just a conference; it was a celebration of the remarkable achievements and substantial progress that Connecticut has made in the field of public health. We are immensely proud to have been part of this gathering, where dedicated individuals and organizations came together to acknowledge the hard work that has been done and the remarkable strides we have collectively taken.

The conference served as a dynamic platform where professionals, colleagues, and students converged to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights. This collaborative environment not only fostered a sense of unity but also served as a catalyst for future initiatives.

We firmly believe in the power of collective action and collaboration, and this conference exemplified the spirit of coming together for a common purpose. As we shared our expertise, experiences, and best practices, we were reminded that the momentum of change is alive and well in our communities. It is through events like these that we continue to strengthen our resolve to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable futures for all. We are genuinely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this transformative experience, and we look forward to building on the positive energy and outcomes that emerged from this event.


Program Info Sessions

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting several virtual information sessions, offering you a valuable opportunity to explore our Master’s in Public Health programs. These sessions are scheduled on the following dates, and we welcome you to join us as we delve into the exciting world of public health. By participating, you will gain invaluable insights into the multifaceted field of public health and discover your passions in this vital area of study.

Our information sessions will provide a platform for you to interact with our esteemed Program Directors who are experts in the field. You’ll have the chance to ask questions, engage in discussions, and gain a deep understanding of the unique advantages of UConn’s curriculum. Learn how our program is meticulously designed to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in the dynamic field of public health.

We understand that choosing the right graduate program is a significant decision, and we are here to support you in making an informed choice that aligns with your goals and aspirations. Join us at these sessions and embark on an exciting journey towards a Master’s in Public Health at UConn.”

January 29th, 2024 6pm-7pm

February 26th, 2024 6pm-7pm