The Queer Students Association at Harvard Chan strives to bring together an open forum of students to: – Foster social interaction among the LGTBQ community within Harvard Chan and throughout Harvard at large – Educate the Harvard Chan community about public health issues as they relate to LGBTQ people, and provide awareness, support, and advocacy for the LGTBQ community among the larger graduate student population.
To engage and support Harvard Chan students working to prevent gun violence and promote viewing gun violence from a public health perspective. With the participation of faculty, students, and community members, the Forum aims to build and support a community of student researchers focused on advancing gun health in the United States. Through a series of speakers, interactive discussions, and events, we hope to highlight new opportunities for research and policy as well as stimulate innovative ideas around gun violence prevention.
The Health Equity & Leadership (HEAL) Student Organization at Harvard Chan stemmed from the simple idea to bring together students and community members of different disciplines to address issues of health inequity in the United States. HEAL was formed in 2012 by a group of students who believed that there is a need for more partnerships between diverse communities and stakeholders to create innovative, effective solutions in addressing health inequities. Continuing this mission, HEAL is dedicated to generating discourse and action to resolve issues related to health inequities in the Boston and Cambridge communities. Through a series of workshops and presentations, HEAL aims to educate and empower students to address issues of inequity in health and well-being in their communities throughout their career. HEAL also hosts an annual conference which connects students with leaders from government, community-based organizations, and academia in order to facilitate discussion and encourage action aimed at addressing the issues of health inequity and racial injustice in our communities.
The Harvard Chan WIL Student Organization offers a range of programming to prepare women for leadership roles in health care and aim to challenge, motivate, and inspire students as they explore their personal journeys toward authentic and effective leadership. Events supporting this mission include speaker series, skills-based workshops, community service, and networking events. Finally, we believe that it is critical to create a community of female leaders in health. As such, our flagship event- the annual student-alumnae conference- focuses on strengthening and growing this community.
Mission The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Epidemiologic Methods Student Journal Club is a student organization whose mission is to generate discussion and provide opportunities for deeper engagement with epidemiologic methods.
The mission of the Harvard Chan Women of Color Collective is to unite women of color and allies through social support, networking, advocacy, mentorship, and leadership building with an overarching emphasis on health, wellness, empower. To create an inclusive community space in which members can learn, explore, appreciate, and focus on issues and solutions pertaining to women of color. To foster pan-Harvard collaborations to strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue and leadership opportunities in order to propel our mission beyond the walls of the institution.
The Harvard Chan Students for Nepal Society (HCSFN) is a forum for Harvard Chan students interested in learning about and discussing research, policy, and practice on health issues in Nepal. We seek to promote knowledge and understanding about Nepal and Nepali culture within the HSPH community. HCSFN welcomes all Nepali and non-Nepali Harvard Chan students and is open to collaborating with Harvard Chan faculty, alumni, post-docs, and staff.
The mission of the Harvard Chan Student Microbiome Consortium is to promote the dynamic exploration of the microbiome and engage student learners across Harvard Chan disciplines, in turn, fostering collaboration.
The mission of the Harvard Chan Student Forum on Vulnerability (FOV) is to provide the student body with an opportunity to learn about the science and art of vulnerability as a pathway to a more fulfilling life and to provide a platform to put acquired knowledge, insight and skills into practice.
To achieve an in-depth understanding of different health care delivery systems worldwide by leveraging the diversity of the student body at Harvard Chan. To prepare future health care leaders through effective exchanges of ideas and experiences that we hope will reverberate into the future as Harvard Chan graduates go forth to improve the health care systems in our homelands across the globe.
The mission of the Harvard Chan School ASEAN Student Organization (HCSASO) is to promote better understanding of public health challenges and developments in Southeast Asia within the Harvard community, as well as to raise awareness about the rich and diverse cultures of the region. Our members are public health students from one of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – as well as students with research interests in the region.
The mission of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is to improve health at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, HPHR will publish content grounded in thoughtful evaluation of evidence and research that addresses issues of health equity.
PHIT seeks to provide an interactive space for students to gain knowledge, provoke thoughtful discussion, and advocate for innovations and technologies that positively impact global public health. We aim to enable and empower students to develop their ideas and grow their professional networks while exploring developments in the field and learning and sharing opportunities for action.
The mission of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Student Group is to promote an understanding among public health practitioners, students, and health care providers of the current challenges and developments in the field of public health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This region, rich in culture, tradition and diversity, presents a unique challenge when addressing the complex issues of human and social development and public health promotion.
The mission of the Harvard Chan Mental Health Student Alliance (MHSA) is two-fold: (1) To create an academic forum for all students to engage with relevant and current issues in public mental health research, practice and policy; (2) To promote a positive and inclusive environment for student mental health at Harvard Chan.
To promote an engaged community of students conducting research on global health topics from all the departments of the school through student-led critical discussion of recent global health literature.
The Harvard Chan Environmental Justice Student Organization aims to motivate students to reduce health inequalities and to disseminate relevant information about environmental justice in our communities, countries, and the world.
The Harvard Chan Black Student Health Organization (BSHO) is a student-run organization that is committed to pursuing issues that affect students from the African Diaspora. BSHO strives to improve the student life at Harvard Chan through service, academic, social, and professional activities and opportunities. In the pursuit of BSHO’s mission and objectives, BSHO collaborates with faculty, staff, administration, alumni and other student groups within the Harvard Chan and wider Harvard Community, in addition to community members and organizations.
In this 2017/2018 academic year, we aim to concretely shape the narrative of Africa at the Harvard Chan School. Our vision of leadership for the Harvard Chan Africa Health Student Forum (AHF) is to build a tightly networked community both within Harvard Chan and across Harvard’s graduate schools that serves to 1) expand the presence of Africa in thought, dialogue, and instruction, and 2) create a platform for Harvard Chan students to engage with opportunities in Africa.