Explore Public Health

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health

is the most shocking and the most inhumane.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Explore Public Health is a program of the Colorado Public Health Association designed for people of color ages 18-25 who are interested in learning more about the field of public health.  With the aim of increasing the diversity of public health professionals, Explore Public Health will provide participants the opportunity to learn about a variety of public health topics and network with a diverse group of public health professionals.

2018 Applications Now Available!

Applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2018


To increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of public health, the Explore Public Health program is designed to:

  • Increase participants’ understanding of potential degree programs and careers in public health
  • Raise awareness around racial and ethnic health inequities
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to interact and establish networks with various public health professionals
  • Develop participants’ leadership and critical thinking skills and serve as health equity advocates

Program Description

Participants of the Explore Public Health program will meet once a month for four months during the spring to learn about topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • History of Public Health
  • Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Health
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Systems Thinking
  • Evaluating Public Health Programs
  • Career Opportunities Available in Public Health
  • Public Health Degree Programs and Scholarships

Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with a variety of public health professionals.

Click here to learn what some of the Explore Public Health alumni are up to today.

We will be accepting applications in the fall.

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