Monday Morning News(letter)

April 6, 2020

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PBHL 7800


April 1 – May 15

ALL MPH students Graduating in Fall 2020. Signed Capstone proposals will be due NO LATER than May 15th at 5pm. You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7800 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program coordinator ( last. If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to this deadline (you may begin discussions during course advising). Make sure all signatures are either PDF electronic signatures, scanned/emailed, OR include the approver in your email communication for a signature-free approval. Unsigned or unapproved proposals will not be accepted.

If you plan on graduating in Summer 2020 and have not yet submitted your summer proposal/registration, you must also do so by May 15th. These deadlines will not be extended.

Links to the Capstone Manual, the Proposal, as well as sample Capstones can be found on our website. To complete PDF forms you need the most current version of Adobe, which can be found on UGA’s vlab or any CPH computer lab. Problems with printing, saving, or completing the form are almost always an issue with the student using an outdated version of Adobe.

Meetings & Events

Updates from the Graduate Student Association

Greetings fellow graduate students! We hope all of you are well and practicing safe social distancing as we all work to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. We have a few updates for you. General elections will be held next Monday April 6th-Friday April 10th; voting will start at 5pm on Monday and end at 5pm on Friday.

The Graduate Student Association is working tirelessly to ensure that graduate student needs are being met as we look to address issues with housing, research, and the new transition to online instruction. Our Council voted on a resolution to repeal the special institution fee and we will be forwarding this to university and USG Administration. We promise to make sure that your voices are heard and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us at

The Graduate School has worked to answer FAQs about the suspension of in person activities and classes on campus and the repercussions of that for graduate students. You can find that information here.

Additionally, you can find resources for unexpected financial hardships here. The President’s Office has increased the graduate student emergency fund this year to assist any graduate student experiencing financial hardship, especially those related to the unexpected effects of COVID-19.

Next week kicks off Graduate & Professional Students Appreciation Week. GSA will be hosting a number of challenges via Instagram to celebrate. Giveaway prizes will include gift cards from Walmart, Target, or Avid Books in Downtown Athens; please see the flyer below for more information.

To the Graduating Class of 2020: We know you’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this moment and though we cannot celebrate together we still want to commentate your achievement. For all graduates, we would like to share your announcement on our social media. For students preparing to defend, we would be happy to share your virtual link so as many people can support you as possible. We know this is not what you imagined but your community is still here to support you. #GoDawgs #NeverBarkAlone

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2020 NPHW Forum Webcast

“NPHW @ 25: The Future of Public Health is Now”

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday, April 6

Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country as they kick off National Public Health Week 2020 with a conversation about public health’s strides in the last 25 years, the challenges of eliminating health disparities and the imperative to create a more just world. The NPHW Forum will be live in D.C. on Monday, April 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The NPHW Forum is hosted at the Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005. You can watch the livestream on A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event, as well.

Learn more about the event here.

2020 NPHW Twitter Chat


April 8, 2PM - 3PM

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting its tenth annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. ET. We’ll chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

Please share this link, and make sure your Twitter account has RSVP’ed as well:

NPHW Student Forum this Thursday

On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am inviting you and your students to participate in our NPHW Student Day panel discussion with Howard University for National Public Health Week 2020. This live discussion is targeted toward students about to graduate into an uncertain future. This links explains the event further:

The panel will include early- and mid-career professionals sharing how they navigate post-grad life and found a career in public health. In previous years, educators have found the Student Day panel event to be a great classroom enhancement or extra credit activity for their students.

Student Day event details: 5 - 6 p.m. ET Thursday, April 9


If you or your students need additional information about the event, please contact Vanessa Egbe at 202-777-2443 or

We are very excited to have you participate in this important event! We hope it will raise students’ awareness about the opportunities to work across sectors to improve the health of our nation!


Summer Semester June 2020 to August 2020

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

Length of Internship – Summer Semester June 2020 to August 2020

Application Open: April 1st 2020

Application deadline: May 15th 2020

Intern Description: The intern will learn how to adhere to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework model by assisting in building capacity in support of the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant initiatives. The SOR grant consists of 7 initiatives addressing and combatting the opioid crisis in Georgia, ranging from media campaigns, to training and partnering with law enforcement, as well as prevention efforts targeted at the state’s youth. Intern will work closely with internal staff on the State Opioid Response resource toolkit for opioid abuse prevention and other duties as assigned. The SOR toolkit will be used to support the Office of Behavioral Health & Federal Grants, community provider services, and local communities across Georgia. Intern will apply public health theories for health educational materials development and research best practices for message dissemination methods. The SOR resource toolkit includes regional factsheets, community presentations, and guidance on resource allocation strategies for DBHDD service providers.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field

• Ability to work at assigned office (2 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303) as needed

• Ability to work remotely as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

• The optimal candidate will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; and strong communication skills, both written and verbal with great attention to detail.

• Data analysis skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access

• Knowledge of health behavior change theories and principles

• Coursework in health promotion, health communications, public health, behavioral health, or related fields

How to apply?

Email resume and cover letter to with subject line: SOR Intern Application

For more information visit

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