The CU AMSA Public Health Committee meets Wednesdays 9:00PM-10:00PM in Hamilton 302 during Fall 2012.
The CU AMSA Public Health Committee is committed to promoting public health through education and volunteer activities in the community. Our two main goals are: outreach (providing better access to healthcare, information and treatment, through volunteer activities) and policy (educating ourselves and others about public healthcare policy, debates and theories.) Our activities include:
Stop AIDS in its Tracks – a monthly trip on the 1 train to pass out free condoms and information pamphlets on how to prevent HIV and receive free testing.
Policy Talks – professors, practitioners and healthcare professionals are invited to give talks on health insurance, policy and public health models.
Midterm Mental Health – promoting mental health by providing an outlet for the Columbia community to relieve midterm stress by smashing boxes. Other resources such as CU Psychological Services are also distributed during this event.
Weekly Current Events Discussions – discussing current public health happenings as reported in articles. One or more new articles will be discussed per weekly meeting.
“When Surgeons Leave Objects Behind” (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/when-surgeons-leave-objects-behind/?ref=health)
“In a Drug linked to a Deadly Meningitis Outbreak, a Question of Oversight” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/health/news-analysis-a-question-of-oversight-on-compounding-pharmacies.html?_r=0)
“The End of the Autism/Vaccine Debate?” (http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/07/p.autism.vaccine.debate/index.html)
Meetings for Fall 2012 will be held from 9-10pm on Wednesdays in Hamilton 302.
Please check back at this page for more upcoming events. If you are interested in joining the committee or pursuing a collaboration, please contact: email@example.com (Tony Zou and Grace Baek, Public Health Co-Chairs 2012-2013)
Spring 2012 Midterm Mental Health Break collaboration with CNS Mental Health Week- See below for pictures!
By the middle of the century, 3 of every 4 people living anywhere on the planet will be living in cities. The pace of urban population growth is running far ahead of the need infrastructure and shelter to service and house this growing population. Prof. Sclar will explore the dimensions of this problem and discuss some of the solutions in his lecture.
Wednesday, February 15th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Broadway Room, 2nd floor Lerner Hall
Panel Discussion: The Economics of Health Technology
Healthcare and innovation are two words that are not often found in the same sentence. However, in a time of evolving healthcare reform plans, escalating costs, increasingly competitive and regulatory markets, data liberation, and coverage gaps, innovation is needed more than ever in the healthcare field.
The collaboration of various agents, companies, and organizations is essential to the field’s growth. It is one feat to develop ground-breaking medical technology and health information technology, but it is yet another feat to find funding, mitigate risk, and implement that technology in an economically-viable and demographically equitable manner.
In this question-based discussion, Business School Professor Lorraine Marchand (Healthcare and Pharmaceutical), Public Health School Professors Fred Hyde and Tal Gross (both Policy and Management) will be discussing the trends, risks, innovations, and opportunities in the economics of health technology. Coming from diverse areas of specialization, the panelists represent the kind of interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration necessary in this ever changing field.
Come join the Public Health Committee of the CU American Medical Students Association (as well as the many co-collaborating groups) in what promises to be a stimulating conversation about a truly exciting field.
Panel discussion will be followed by a brief networking opportunity
Wednesday, December 7
8:00 – 9:30
Journal of Global Health Collaboration
The Role of Indian Health Service, policy talk collaboration with Native American Council: presented by Dr. Tom Sequist: Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Director of Research at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and committee member of Harvard Medical School Admissions. Focusing on disparities in American Indian Health: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=236909999702852
Central Harlem Health Revival Fair – a community fair promoting healthy habits and increasing accessibility to healthcare in the community
Contagion, a movie based on Mailman School of Public Health Professor Ian Lipkin’s expertise to accurately portray disease spread and disease control agencies in existence
Healthcare Reform Act - attended an informative talk on the Healthcare Reform Act implications at Central Harlem Hospital.
Fall 2011 Midterm Mental Health Break – our most successful Midterm Mental Health to date. See below for pictures.
Midterm Mental Health, Fall 2011!