PopHealthExperience

A Summer Enrichment Program for Rising 7th - 10th Graders

What do homelessness, green space in cities, and the flu vaccine have in common? These are issues that public health professionals tackle every day.

The PopHealthExperience offers rising 7th-10th-graders an engaging and immersive introduction to the field of public health. Students learn from Boston University School of Public Health faculty and graduate students about a range of public health topics, participate in hands-on research activities, discover career choices, and develop leadership skills.

What they’ll do:

  • Build confidence in their problem-solving skills.
  • Participate in fun teamwork activities.
  • Experiment, design, analyze, and test imaginative public health solutions.

What they’ll learn:

  • We’ll start by introducing the foundations of public health and then delve deeper into the areas of Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology.
  • We ’ll practice experiential learning activities such as disease detective cases where students test all of their newly acquired knowledge to determine what is the cause of an epidemic.
  • We’ll mentor students as they identify a public health challenge in their community and prepare a presentation with possible solutions.

See draft of program schedule here

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Presenting Public Health as a Lifelong Career Path

Young people are not exposed to public health as a discipline and potential career path until much later in their academic or professional lives— therefore, programs need to reach younger generations earlier in their educational journeys.