APHA Conference interests

Good afternoon everyone.

It has been a little while since the last time I sent out an email. I hope everyone is doing well. The PHSA Eboard and I wanted to reach out to those students who were interested in attending the APHA Conference this November. We have researched a few things such as flight, hotel, and travelling costs. If you are a Public Health student interested in attending the conference, please let us know by emailing Kayla Sutherland at We would like to get a head count to see how we can arrange groups for group rates. If you would like to arrange your own travels then you are free to do so, and you do not need to email Kayla. Email Kayla only if you like the PHSA Eboard to include you in the group arrangements. If you are in Gainesville for the summer, Please let Kayla know as well. We are considering having a physical meeting for those who are interested. Have a great day!

-Your PHSA Eboard


Public Health Polo Shirts

Public Health Polo shirts are STILL AVAILABLE! It was crazy trying to work out times for Kota to get everyone’s payment, so he made it easy for you guys…

ANYONE WHO WANTS A SHIRT you have until THURSDAY APRIL 4th @ 5 PM to put in a payment/order (payment is the only way to secure an order).

Just go to Telisha Martin’s office in HPNP’s student services, submit your cash payment of $25.00, leave the size you would like (S-5XL) and contact number/email. You will receive a receipt for your payment and you will be good to go!



Public Health Week

Public Health Week starts on Monday, April 1 and we would love for all of you to join us. The schedule of events are attached to this email.

If you would like to participate in any of these events or if there are any questions please email Kayla Sutherland at

****There will be SEMINAR CREDIT offered for the seminar scheduled for Thursday at 12:50-1:40pm. Remember to sign the sign in sheet that will be available to receive your credit.****

For the event on Wednesday April 3, 2013 we will be collaborating with Delta Omega to volunteer to paint a mural at the St. Francis House. we are in need of supplies for this awesome task. If you would like to volunteer, we ask if you have any paint brushes or paint to bring it along with you when you volunteer. Be sure to email Kayla Sutherland,, to let her know. If you are unable to volunteer and would like to donate funds or supplies please contact Kayla Sutherland as well.

-Your PHSA Eboard


T-shirt Design Competition

Dr. Cindy Prins, The MPH Alumni Reunion Committee, and PHSA would like to inform you of a T-Shirt designing competition that all MPH students are welcome to participate in. The shirt is to be designed to represent all MPH concentrations and will be sold during the MPH Alumni Reunion event in the Summer. There is a prize for the winning design and the guidelines for the competition are provided below.

Designs will be accepted starting March 22 and end April 12

Guidelines for the contest:

1. The contest is open to all current MPH students, including current Public Health Certificate students

2. These are shirts that will be sold to alumni from all concentration areas so we don’t want designs to focus on one area only

3. Designs should not include photographs, clip art, or copyright materials; they may not use the Gator head logo or the University seal

4. Designs may include up to 4 colors

5. Designs should measure 10 inches x 10 inches and should be submitted as a pdf file to me at

6. By entering the contest, they are giving us permission to edit (only if necessary by UF regulations) and use their design on t-shirts and in publicizing the sale of the shirts

7. All profits from the sale of the t-shirts will be donated to the UF Public Health Student Association

-your PHSA Eboard


Election Results for 2012-13 officers

President: Lakotah (Kota) Friedman – EH
Vice-President: Blosmeli Leon – PHMP
Secretary: Kayla Sutherland – SBS
Treasurer: Tatiana Gonzalez – PHMP
Historian: Cristelle Garnier – SBS


Well Florida

Lindsey Redding from Well Florida came by to talk about the organization. Well Florida is a health planning council that is a part of the Florida statutes. It’s mission is to forge partnerships in planning, research, and service. It is a private non-profit organization that serves 16 counties and 1.5 million residents. It was founded in Gainesville in 1969 and serves as an umbrella organization to many other different organizations.

They have HIV/AIDS and prenatal care services and their community initiatives department specialize in community health needs assessments, qualitative and quantitative data, grant writing and evaluation, and implementation of community initiatives. They also do testing for HIV and are currently working on creating a video and other activities aimed at HIV prevention.

If you are interested in working with their organization, they usually have postings on Craigslist.

Their contact information is:
HIV/AIDS Services: Karen Klubertanz
Healthy start: Julia Ackerman
Rural health services: Kendra Siler-Marsiglio
Community initiatives: Shane Bailey
Executive director: Jeff Feller:
Phone number: (352) 313-6500 Email:



SHIP supports local schools in Alachua county by collaborating with undergraduates, medical residents, and graduate students to teach 4th and 5th graders about FCAT science and STEM concepts along with physical activity and health topics. The schools that are in the program are Idylwild, Rawlings, Lake Forest, and Terwilliger. Their curriculum includes fun topics and enable the students to bring the information back to their families and spread the word on what they have learned. They volunteer at these different schools on Mondays-Thursdays from 3PM to 4:30PM. SHIP also focuses on fundraising and community services with different events such as Veggie-palooza and Trunk or Treat.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mona Sayedul Huq at


Outreach Opportunities

  • Gainesville Housing Authority: they provide low income housing that is inclusive and empowers the community. They are looking for administrative volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, contact the Operations Director, Ranaldo Bennet  at (352) 872-5500 ext 214
  •  Salvation Army: they are looking for people to take part in their emergency disaster service programs. If you are interested, please contact Lt. Preston Lewis at (352) 376-1743 ext 113
  •  Alachua County Health Department: They are looking for a temporary OPS worker to input data for their Flu Mist program. If you are interested, you can contact Emily Sasser for more information at