Community & Public Health Action Committee

Collaborative Activism Towards the Promotion of

Education, Policy, Action

Join us in improving public health education at your school and advancing the health of your community through policy action. The Community and Public Health Action Committee is dedicated to:

  • Engaging premedical and medical students to educate their schools and communities about important public health issues.
  • Empowering future physicians with knowledge about social determinants of health and environmental factors.
  • Encouraging chapters to develop and execute local programming to promote primary care.


Get Involved

  • CPH_NPCW_Logo200National Primary Care Week
    National Primary Care Week (NPCW) is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations.
  • CPH_fruitFood Day
    The purpose of Food Day is to reduce diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods, support sustainable farms and cut subsidies to big agribusiness, expand access to food and alleviate hunger, protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms, and promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids. AMSA’s goals are also to education and empowerment students to address these issues in their local communities. See how you can engage your local community.
  • CPH_examPublic Health Scholars Program
    The Public Health Scholars Program teaches AMSA members how to effectively work with their local community, as well as develop, implement and evaluate a local project. The program includes an in-person training session in community engagement for social justice, as well as program planning and evaluation. Students then start a year-long community engagement project in their local area, which could include their medical school class, academic institution, local community or even an issue-based national community.

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