About RIPHA Public Health Clubs
It's one thing to 'know' about an issue, but knowledge alone doesn't initiate change. Change is created through action. RIPHA chapter clubs go beyond simply discussing public health issues. Each club follows a 'project based' design. This means you decide what public health issues to address and then design and follow your own project that tackles the issue.
"Advocate for, promote, and improve public health on campus and in the surrounding community."
To accomplish this mission, four guiding goals are followed
Goal I - Fulfill the mission statement through a project based design
Goal II - Advocate for public health on campus, in the surrounding community, and in the region via an advocacy committee or project
Goal III - Address relevant public health news at meetings i. Discuss how to incorporate implications of news into projects
Goal IV - Adapt and progress as a club to remain efficient, effective, and relative
Project Based Structure
A Four Step Process
1. As a club, discuss relevant public health issues
2. Choose which issue will be the basis of the project
1. Form a committee to oversee each project
2. Collaborate with other clubs or organizations, when applicable to project
3. The e-board and committee lead drafting of the "Project Plan"
a. Each Project Plan includes: Topic, Rationale, Project Committee, Goals, Objectives, Timeframe, and Implementation
4. Seeks jurisdiction/clearance from admin., when applicable to project
5. Obtain and prepare any necessary materials or services
1. Carries out the project
1. The project committee and e-board write a 'Project Report'
a. Each Project Report includes: Sequence of Events, Strengths, Weaknesses, What Could be Better, and Future.
2. The entire process from 'Design' to 'Terminate' repeats with a new public health issue
Does My School Have an RIPHA Club?
Current RIPHA Club Locations:
-University of Rhode Island-
-Johnson and Wales University-
RIPHA Public Health Clubs are relatively new, starting only in 2019
We are working hard to bring RIPHA Clubs to every University in Rhode Island. If you have any interest in starting an RIPHA Club at your school see column to the right
Information to Start an RIPHA Club at Your School
Example of RIPHA Chapter Club Constitution
Outline of RIPHA Chapter Project Plan
Outline of RIPHA Chapter Project Report
For any questions or concerns about this process or any other details, please reach out to RIPHA Student Representative Owen Manahan at the email below