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Student Groups

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

This is an organization for all students enrolled in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The PHSA mission is to serve the academic and social needs of the association members, to serve as liaison between students, the administration and faculty, to encourage and promote community involvement by association members, and to stimulate interest in and advance the profession of public health. Click here to email the PHSA or visit their website.

APA Health CARE

APA Health CARE is a collaborative effort between UCLA professional schools (Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine), undergraduate health organizations, physicians, and community partners. The organization aims to improve access to health care, health resources, and health education for indigent and culturally- and linguistically-isolated Asian Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles. Public health volunteers have the opportunity to assist at health fairs, conduct surveys, analyze data, assess the needs of the community, present health education, and start projects that cater to their own interests. For more information please visit their website or contact via email.

Connecting Californians to Care (CCTC)

Connecting Californians to Care (CCTC) is an organization that partners with community organizations to provide health insurance education and enrollment assistance with the goal of improving access to care. CCTC provides internal training on health care policy, insurance practices, and community outreach. Student volunteers participate at various community outreach events and educate the uninsured population about their health care options. Student volunteers can complete the training to become a Certified Enrollment Counselor for Covered California and enroll clients into health plans under Covered California and Medi-Cal. Email at connecting.californians@gmail.com 

Environmental Health Sciences Student Association

The purpose of this club is to facilitate academic collaboration and interest amongst members of the UCLA community related to environmental health sciences, specifically amongst the graduate students and faculty at the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). We will sponsor fundraisers and social events for the EHS students, coordinate EHS student presentations during the quarterly M411 department seminar on current and emerging research at FSPH, and host career development events, including a professional careers panel for the EHS students, at FSPH. For more information please contact via email or visit their website.

Industrial Hygiene Student Association

The mission of the Industrial Hygiene Student Association is to promote the principles and practice of Industrial Hygiene; to encourage the interaction between IH students in different stages of the academic careers; to foster cooperation between other disciplines which are interested in employee health and safety; and to interact with professionals in government, industry, academic and other professional associations. Find out more by visiting their website.

Public Health Nutrition Club at UCLA

The club’s mission is to serve as the “Hub” of Public Health Nutrition on UCLA’s campus while providing a framework of meaningful involvement for students who want to make a difference through food and nutrition. Supported by the UCLA Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition, the Public Health Nutrition Club at UCLA believes that good nutrition is the basis for a healthy life. Our initiatives target an increase in food literacy and a decrease in food insecurity throughout our campus community. We expose students to volunteer experiences and networking opportunities with local organizations that are committed to improving the health of the community through good nutrition.  Other activities include hosting a Community Supported Agriculture partnership, conducting food demonstrations across campus, and hosting a quarterly colloquia series with public health nutrition professionals. You can contact the leadership team for more information via email. 

Sex and Cookies

This program is a sexual health outreach program that aims to foster open, supportive, and accurate dialogue about sexual and reproductive health in order to improve the well-being of UCLA undergraduates. It also aims to empower resident assistants, public health graduate students, and medical students to be leaders and role models. Sex & Cookies programs take place in the undergraduate residence halls and are facilitated by medical and public health graduate students."The

Students of Color for Public Health (SCPH)

SCPH was formed to strengthen the social support, career networking, and advocacy efforts for UCLA Fielding School of Public Health students and alumni of color. Founded in 2001, the SCPH provides opportunities for students across departments to express public health interests and also discuss health issues of concern to populations of color. SCPH contributes to efforts to improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students of color, while maintaining ongoing involvement with alumni and community service organizations.  Click here to email the SCPH ucla.scph@gmail.com. Click here to visit the SCPH website.

The Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG)

This group was formed as a part of the school's Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health. The group's mission is to bring interested parties together to learn about and discuss reproductive health issues, share information and engage in service/advocacy projects related to reproductive health. All UCLA SPH students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. To receive information about meetings and events, you can be added to the group's listserv by emailing Paula Tavrow.

UCLA Health Policy and Management Student Association (HPMSA)

This is a professional-quality student-led organization representing all students interested in healthcare management and policy from the School of Fielding Public Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management. HPMSA serves as the premier professional student membership society of future health administration, health policy and public health leaders. Along with the Health Policy and Management Alumni Association (HPMAA), HPMSA seeks to fulfill the professional, educational and leadership needs of its members. For more information about HPMSA, please visit their website.

UCLA Mobile Clinic Project

The Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA is comprised of public health students, medical students, law students, undergraduates, and physicians who work together to provide health and social services to the homeless and medically indigent. Public health students conduct surveys, assess the needs of the community, provide health education, engage in media projects, coordinate HIV testing, and manage the transportation program. They also enroll patients in programs for free medication and maintain and dispense the medication at the clinic. For more information please contact via email or visit their website

Epidemiology Student Association (ESA)

The Epidemiology Student Association (ESA) is a student group that aims to work closely with students, alumni, and faculty in order to improve the educational experience of all individuals within the Department of Epidemiology. Additionally, we hope to act as a resource for student social and academic needs as well as professional and career development through mentorship, networking, and community events.  For information, please visit the ESA website or contact ESA via email.