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Newsletter 4.29.2020


April 29, 2020

Stay Positive. Better days are on the way!

Hi SPH students!

This Friday May 1, 2020 at 8:00pm, GSGA will be hosting their first SPH Student Zoom Social. If you would like to join us please RSVP at This will be a space to catch up with students and to get to know your fellow classmates. Bring your positive vibes, smiles and words of encouragement to finish this semester strong TOGETHER! Check out the other events we have coming up below!



GSGA Virtual Events & Announcements

GSGA Voting Platform Will Open Soon

Monday May 11, 2020 to Friday May 22, 2020

Nominations are now closed! Now it’s time for you to vote for the next GSGA SPH student leaders! We will provide you with their bios once the voting platform opens. Keep an eye out!


The Fund for Public Health in NYC is hiring

CUNY is partnering with FPHNYC to facilitate the recruitment of CUNY students and alumni and increase their chances of securing these positions. To support this effort, we are asking students and alumni who have applied for these positions to complete this brief survey.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is currently hiring contact tracers and contact tracer supervisors to perform COVID-19 case interviews and contact tracing to support the citywide COVID-19 response using a trauma-informed, culturally respectful approach that builds trust and facilitates the free sharing of information. Detailed position descriptions can be found on the FPHNYC career page.

Petition for CUNY to divest from fossil fuels

SPH students we need your help! Sign the petition to remind our Chancellor and Trustees that we haven’t forgotten the dramatic struggle that must resume when the current crisis passes. CUNY’s administration already has the power to divest from fossil fuels, conserve energy to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate single use plastics and MOVE TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY.


Existential Memes Are Doing More For Mental Health Than Wellness ...

Essential Worker Support Group

Thursdays | 12pm-1pm | Beginning April 30 | WebEx

Essential workers are employees who are (or were recently) tasked with working outside of the home during shelter-in-place orders related to COVID-19. Essential workers have been on the front line providing invaluable services to society as we navigate the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. It is with great gratitude and respect that we offer this open weekly virtual support group for essential workers. The goal of the group is to establish connections through sharing experiences and to engage in mutual emotional support. Resource sharing will also be encouraged. If you would like more information or are interested in joining please email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at


Virtual HRTP Information Session

Monday May 11 | 5:00pm -6:30pm | Register via Zoom

Representatives from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will be hosting this virtual event. HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors. HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

Meeting ID: 979 4277 0810
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,97942770810# US (New York)


Public Health Partnership Conference

April 28-30, 2021| Register
Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition!

Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice


Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to


Food Resources

To check out a list of food resources during the COVID-19 Outbreak Click Here.



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