March and April are active months for public health professionals. In Connecticut, lawmakers are busy addressing public health issues such as availability of e-cigarettes, improved access to health care and protecting children from toxic chemicals. The legislative session is a short one, it began on February 5th and is slated to end on May 7th. CPHA would like to host your students at the Capitol on April 8thfrom 8:30- Noon where they will learn tips and tools for advocating. They will take a tour of the Capitol, learn about key public health bills, and meet with policymakers to to both listen and voice their views. Materials will be available online to help educators and students prepare for the day. Space is limited so please email us at Cyndi.firstname.lastname@example.org or Pamela.Kilbey-Fox@cpha.info to express your interest. (The space has been FILLED!)
Additionally, please take advantage of these resources to help engage students in public health:
Visit the CT Public Health Association MOR resources for National Public Health Week here. The American Public Health Association resources can be found here: National Public Health Week Toolkit.
Hold a Public Health Film Festival, screened and promoted by your public health/health education students. Click on the links below for examples: