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Important Deadlines
 RTD CollegePass Waiver Dates
  • May 8 - June 15
Student Health Insurance Waver Dates
  • Summer: May 20 - June 14
  • Fall: August 12 - September 13


Introduction to Public Health Resources
June 11 - December 11 | CU Anschutz, Strauss Health Science Library
Learn about the wide variety of public health resources available through the Health Sciences Library, focusing on PubMed, Global Health CABI, and Google Scholar. Learn how to effectively search across databases, critically evaluate resources, and quickly locate full-text articles. This class is intended for first year public health students with basic searching skills. Basic computer skills are necessary to navigate the library’s website and databases.
Register for a class here!
Loan Repayment Strategies 
Questions and concerns about repaying student loans? The ColoradoSPH Tri-Campus Student Leadership hosted a Loan Repayment Strategies Session with Gail Sasao, Senior Advisor Financial Aid, in March. Slides from the session and additional resources are available on the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office website

 ​Professional Development

RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health
Summer Application Deadline June 15 | Fall Application Deadline November 15

The goal of the Student Leaders in Public Health program is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.
During the 2019-20 academic year, the RMPHTC will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty--‐student collaborative projects.
Apply Here!
Public Health Post Ambassadors
Application Deadline July 1

 is launching an opportunity for students to serve as 2019-2020 PHP Ambassadors. PHP Ambassadors will join a diverse team of writers and editors to serve as an ambassador and influencer in your program, coordinate social media and email outreach from their accounts to grow readership, and take advantage of opportunities to write for PHP. The role of PHP Ambassador is curated for students to gain public health communications experience.
PHP Ambassadors are expected to serve from September 2019 – May 2020.
Submit your application here.
APHA's Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp for Students & Early-Career Professionals
July 15-16 | Washington, DC
This American Public Health Association (APHA) bootcamp is a two-day event, with the first day focused on trainings and workshops familiarizing students and early-career professionals with the basics of Capitol Hill, advocacy and policy messaging through a climate change and health lens. 
Attendees will:
  • ​Learn how to have an effective meeting with their elected officials in Washington, D.C.  
  • Hear from experts in communications, social media and lobbying
  • Get a deep-dive issue briefing on climate change and public health
  • Learn how to apply their status as public health professionals to an advocacy platform
  • Practice translating the science of climate and health to lawmakers and staff
  • Transfer skills learned by advocating for climate and health to other public health priorities
The second day, students and young professionals will hear from members of congress and meet with their Senators and Congressional representatives. They’ll have the chance to put their new skills into action during in-person meetings where they’ll advocate for APHA’s climate and health platform. 
Please note: The bootcamp is only open to students and early-career professionals. 
2019 Public Health in the Rockies: Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation
August 27 - 30 | Keystone Conference Center, Keystone, CO
Are you ready to register for the biggest public health conference in the region? 
The theme of the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies conference is Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation. This theme continues discussions of our communities’ current and future public health issues. Most importantly, we will learn from our peers’ policy development efforts, advocacy work, authentic community engagement work, and innovative programs to address challenges related to advancing health equity and social justice.
We will continue to discuss our current and future public health and advocacy work in addressing health equity, inclusiveness, and community engagement, in order to create real world solutions to improve the health of our communities.​
ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee     
ColoradoSPH Total Health Committee is looking for students from all three campuses to join this committee for the 2019-2020 school year! This committee meets once a month with the option to call in.  We discuss and plan monthly health related events that benefit ColoradoSPH staff, faculty and students.  This is a great opportunity to develop new skills and make a difference.  If you are interested in joining this group for the 2019-2020 school year please email Katie Brumfield. 
Join the Anschutz Gender Equity Working Group 

The Gender Equity Working Group is a semi-formal group whose members are invested in taking on issues related to gender identity, gender diversity, and equity concerns for people of all genders. Some of our previous or current projects include:


  • ​Advising and support around the new pronouns, gender identity, and sexual orientation fields in the CU Student Portal
  • Establishing a lactation policy and advocating for family-friendly policies and practices
  • Developing information sessions and support for pregnant or parent-to-be community members


We are establishing separate groups on the CU Denver and CU Anschutz campuses, and need student leaders to participate in the Anschutz Gender Equity Working Group

Students who are interested must be able to commit to the following:


  • ​Attend monthly, hour-long meetings (these will take place during the workday, likely during lunchtime)
  • Identify and advocate for gender-based concerns of relevance to them and to their peers and colleagues


This working group is open to people of all genders. We’ll be hosting one or more information sessions for interested folks to learn more, identify issues of interest or concern, and connect with other members of the Anschutz community.

To express interest in this group or to gather more information, please contact Jacob McWilliams, Gender & Sexuality Center Director, at 


 Upcoming Events


 Academic Courses

Working the West Tour: Environmental & Occupational Health Summer Course
August 5-9, 2019 | Deadline to apply is May 29
This course is an interdisciplinary, hands-on experience of high-risk industries in Colorado. Students will spend one week touring five uniquely hazardous work environments across the state. Participants will learn about a range of occupational safety and health disciplines, understand current research and practice issues, and receive an overview of different research methods and worksite assessments.
All travel-related expenses and logistics will be covered by the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.
  • ​Date: Summer Semester 2019, August 5–9
  • Location: Industry sites across Colorado\
  • Credit: 1 credit
    • ​ColoradoSPH EHOH 6637
    • CSU ERHS 580A4 
Students from ColoradoSPH and Colorado State University are invited to register for the course. Non-students register as ColoradoSPH “Non-degree seeking student.” To register, contact Joshua Scott


Summer Institute on Child Maltreatment
August 5-9, 2019
The Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute is recruiting students for its 2019 session, August 5-9. The courses, targeted to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, run simultaneously over one week, so students may take only one. Those interested in graduate credit may obtain one credit from the Colorado School of Public Health. Scholarships available on a competitive basis. View details online.​


MPH Practicum/Capstone Opportunities: Trifinio Site in Guatemala 
Spanish proficiency required 
The center serves children and families living in the surrounding communities of Trifinio, a rural and impoverished region located in the southwest of Guatemala have limited access to medical care for women, mothers and children. There are several opportunities for students to gain practical public health experience and complete their practicum and/or capstone with the center. 
Apply now! To learn more about the opportunities and apply, email Cristina Del Hoyo. Opportunities can also be viewed online - click here​. ​
UNC Fall 2019 Courses
Public Health Issues in Reproductive Health (CH 575/CHBH 5750)
This UNC course is open to all Colorado SPH students and will feature seven in-person class sessions with the remainder of the course online. Course topics will cover a range of topics including, best practices for sexual health communication and how to advocate for sexual and reproductive health through policy and social action. Tackle these and other sexual and reproductive health issues in Public Health Issues in
Reproductive Health (CH 575/CHBH 5750)
For more information about this course, contact Dr. Rose Grose,
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (GERO 6250)
Later life issues are explored using an ecological approach that highlights the benefits and consequences of aging for the individual, family, and society.
Health Aspects of Aging (GERO 6400)
This course examines contemporary physical and mental health concerns of older adults. Course activities examine health and aging, and develop skills in presenting information to older adults, caretakers, academic peers and professionals who work with older adults.
UC Anschutz Fall 2019 Courses
Public Health (PMHW 6622)
A one-credit course taught by Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS, and Jason Glanz, PhD, both of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research. This course will be offered in Fall 2019, and is expected to fill up quickly!

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion (PMHW 6621)
Will be offered for the second time in Fall 2019. This 3-credit course focuses on understanding and applying the field of positive psychology to public health research and practice, and teaches strategies to enhance wellbeing and prevent and/or treat mental health and substance use disorders at a population level. ​

 New Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

Want to stand out to employers?  Start making and building connections NOW! Apply for these amazing conference scholarships.  ColoradoSPH Career Services is providing financial assistance for students to cover the cost of attending these conferences.
Why should you apply?   
1.  Grow your professional network 
2.  Engage with current research/best practices in public health
3.  Learn about potential career/practicum/capstone opportunities
4.  Gain insight through industry leaders
5.  Practice your professional “pitch”
6.  Increase your networking skills
Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) scholarships:
•  Full conference registrations available, as well as a shared hotel room with another ColoradoSPH student
•  PHiR funding is available for all ColoradoSPH students, regardless of home campus
•  As part of the scholarship, recipients will be required to assist ColoradoSPH with posting social media content, staffing the ColoradoSPH booth, and/or moderating sessions at the conference. Recipients will receive appropriate training and instruction.
•  If selected for scholarship funding, the student must cover their own CPHA student membership fee ($20)
•  Lodging costs are in included in the scholarship
•  Student is required to cover meals, mileage, and anything extra
•  Students will be notified on August 12th if they were accepted for the scholarship
Apply for PHiR scholarship here! Due date is August 4th by midnight!​​​
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American Public Health Association (APHA) scholarships:
•  APHA funding is available for all ColoradoSPH students, regardless of home campus
•  As part of the scholarship, recipients will be required to assist ColoradoSPH with posting social media content and staffing the ColoradoSPH booth. Recipients will receive appropriate training and instruction
•  If selected for scholarship funding, the student must cover their own APHA student membership fee ($85)
•  Lodging and airfare are included in the scholarship
•  Student is required to cover meals, mileage, and anything extra
•  Students will be notified on October 4th if they were accepted for the scholarship
Apply for APHA scholarship here!  Due date is September 15th by midnight!
If you have questions about PHiR, APHA, or anything related to conferences, please contact Katie Brumfield, Senior Career Services Specialist, at

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