April 4, 2023
Hello SPH students,
Happy Spring! We hope that you’re enjoying the nice weather and spending some quality time outside. Congratulations on making it to the halfway point of the Spring semester and for working so hard.
There are several exciting events that we’re happy to share, and we hope to see you there with us.
Your 2022-2023 GSGA
Call for Student Nominations: 2023-2024 GSGA and Governance Council
We are seeking nominations for student representatives for the 2023-2024 CUNY SPH GSGA, Governance Council (GC – 7 representatives and 2 alternatives), Committee for Equity and Inclusion (CEI – 2 representatives), and the Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC – 2 representatives). Student representation is crucial to ensuring that the priorities and needs of students are being met.
All matriculated students in good standing are eligible to be nominated and elected to serve for 1-year terms, renewal up to 3 years. Students can be nominated and elected to serve on more than one body (GSGA, GC, FSDC) or Committee. All nominees should plan to be enrolled in both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters – students planning to graduate in fall 2023 are not eligible.
Online nominations will be open until Sunday April 9th at 11:59 PM EST.
Online voting will take place from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 28 at 12:00 PM Noon EST.
All candidates will be permitted to campaign throughout the entire voting period in accordance with University Rules and are invited to attend a GSGA sponsored Candidates’ Forum to be held the week of April 17. The exact date and details will be determined once the candidates are identified and certified.
For more about eligibility requirements, the responsibilities expected of student representatives, and additional information about the positions, you can visit the GSGA website.
National Public Health Week: Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health, April 3rd-April 9th
This week is National Public Health Week, and this year’s theme is Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health. Each day has a dedicated theme that reflects some important public health issues around the country, and we have included recordings of lectures, symposiums, and workshops centering on these themes:
- Contributing to the Public’s Good: Foundational, Core and Local Public Health Services
- Reimagining Public Health for NYC: A Discussion on the Racial Wealth Gap and Health Equity
Tuesday: Violence Prevention
- The Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy and Firearms
- Firearms, Intimate Partner Violence, and Women’s Health
Wednesday: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Thursday: Mental Health
Friday: Rural Health
Sunday: Food and Nutrition
- Eating for a healthy body and a healthy planet
- Transforming the Nation’s Food System: Lessons from the New Deal and Strategies for Today
You can view all of the APHA-affiliated events for National Public Health Week here.
CUNY SPH Health and Wellness Week 2023
Monday April 17 | Events Calendar
You’re invited to join the Office of Counseling and Wellness Services for the CUNY SPH Wellness Week 2023! We will be partnering with community organizations committed to providing health education, prevention, and intervention strategies that are rooted in cultural humility, intersectionality, and focused on equitable delivery of services.
A diverse range of webinars, panels, and workshops will be offered, targeting various dimensions of health (including emotional, intellectual, physical, and financial). As always, we drive to promote health equity by providing advocates a platform that serves to empower students with vital information and resources.
New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) Memberships
The Graduate Student Government Association is delighted to share with the student body that we will be securing NYSPHA membership for 25 CUNY SPH students.
If you’re interested in becoming a NYSPHA member, please fill out the survey by Wednesday, April 19th, 2023.
Selection of members will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis, and the membership will be active for one year from the date of purchase by the GSGA.
Benefits of NYSPHA membership include:
- Free registration for the NYSPHA’s Public Health Webinar series
- Discounted registration for the Public Health Partnership Conference
- Access to the NYSPHA’s public health job board and member directory for networking
- Members-only e-news and advocacy alerts
- Discounted (or free- TBD) registration for the NYSPHA’s Workshop Series. 2023’s series will be focused on public health leadership development
- Ability to serve on various statewide committees, including policy and advocacy
- Preference for NYSPHA internships
GSGA Awards – Deadline May 1st!
The GSGA awards are designed to support students with the costs of community service events, conferences, workshops, and publications. They can also be used for professional growth and development opportunities that students may want to pursue.
The 2023 awards include:
- Manuscript Publication Award
- Community Service Award
- Conference Award
- Professional Growth Award
All applications must be received by May 1st, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
Please see the GSGA website for the budget form, award guidelines, and applications.
If you have any questions, you can email GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu
NYS Open Meetings Law
Pursuant to the New York State Open Meetings Law, SPH students and members of the public have the right to attend meetings of the Graduate Student Government Association without voice. We will be holding our next meeting on April 13.
Should you like to attend this meeting and observe, you may do so. Our meetings are currently being held virtually, so if you would like to sit in on one of these meetings send an email to email@example.com at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting and we will send the Zoom link.
A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.
Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.