Improvement: 86% of NEPHTC Interns Worked on Medically Undeserved Projects
Wrapping up the year, NEPHTC is reflecting on the important public health practical experiences we get to offer graduate students in the form of internships. We were happy to see in our data from last year 86% of student placements were with medically underserved populations or in medically underserved communities. This is an improvement from previous years. Our summary data is shown below. To improve our program further, Kathi Traugh, Health Equity Internship Manager, has improved our program processes to select only projects that will have an impact on health equity. Our Health Equity Interns will each be submitting her/his work to HRSA to better demonstrate impact.