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GSGA Newsletter 02.23.2024

GSGA February Newsletter

February 23, 2024

Dear CUNY SPH community,

Wishing you a fantastic February filled with joy, success, and new opportunities! As we delve into this month of love and growth, we hope you’re surrounded by positivity and good vibes.

We have some incredible events lined up, and we’d love for you to be a part of them! Your presence adds a special touch to our community, and we can’t wait to share these moments of celebration with you.

May your February be a blend of accomplishment, relaxation, and moments that make your heart smile.


Your 2023-2024 GSGA

GSGA Awards


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 during their time here at SPH.

The 2024 awards include:

  • Publication and Dissemination Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Student Success Award

We are currently in the process of updating all of our new award guidelines on the GSGA website. We want to apologize for any delay and/or confusion we may have caused, but we can assure you that all of this information will be updated ASAP.

If you have any questions, you can email GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

GSGA Virtual Movie Night

Save the Date:

Thursday February 29 | 6 PM – 8 PM

“Hitting Home” A Story about Teens, Dating and Violence

We are pleased to present “Hitting Home,” a film that is both compelling and thought-provoking, in honor of February’s theme of teen dating violence. This gripping story explores the complicated and frequently disregarded problem of teen dating violence, illuminating its widespread occurrence and significant effects on both individuals and communities.

Teen dating violence is a serious public health issue in addition to a personal and interpersonal issue. A comprehensive knowledge of the problem is made possible by approaching it from a public health standpoint, which also makes it easier to coordinate efforts to improve adolescent wellbeing, lower the incidence of dating violence, and make society as a whole safer.

Register using this link

Public Health Workforce Student Loan Repayment–Sign-on Letter and Advocacy Opportunity

Attention public health students and graduates: Unlike other health professions, there’s currently no specific loan repayment or forgiveness program for you. Despite a 2006 law mandating it, the program has never been funded. With the challenges faced by the public health workforce due to Covid, there’s an urgent need to revitalize the field. A sign-on letter to Congress for funding the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment program is available below. Act now to support the future of public health professionals before the program expires in 2025.

Here’s the letter: https://lnkd.in/eNabZ7iN

Here’s the link to sign: Public Health Loan Repayment Sign-on Letter 2024

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 February 29, 2024.

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 gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu 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.

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