NEPHTC Student Projects Over the Years
– Anuoluwapo Osideko –
I learned to never solely think of your project and the end goal. Instead you have to formulate other research questions, not only for your own sake, but, also in case your project happens to come to a dead end. My favorite part was feeling welcomed as a valuable member of the team. I truly enjoyed my placement.
More Student Testimonials
– Fawatih Mohamed-Abouh –
I truly feel that no matter what you have learned in public health courses, this collaborative work will definitely add to your knowledge and improve your skills. Plus, the confidence you will gain before entering the work field is an asset in my perspective!
– Alicia Vignola –
This was a great learning experience regarding survey development and helped to further better my skill set with qualitative data. This project was helpful with networking within my community—it was great to meet the people who utilize these services and the partners who help provide these services.
– Monica Broughton –
Participating in the process of creating and implementing a Quality Improvement project was an amazing learning experience. My favorite part of the project was working with my supervisors and learning how important The Providence Center was for citizens in Rhode Island.
Developed an Integrated Public Health Surveillance System to collect, analyze, and disseminate information about a variety of diseases and behaviors of interest to the local health department.
Designed, produced, and disseminated a radio ad campaign in order to build awareness for a community gardening program in Springfield, MA.
Educated legislators, key leaders, and public health officials on the importance of public health bills, and ensured that evidence-based public health data is being used to support these bills.
Worked with the Comprehensive Cancer Collaborative's Equity Task Force to help research and reduce disparities in cancer screening rates among vulnerable populations.
Conducted observation and evaluation at a childcare center to create policies surrounding nutrition and physical activity in order to decrease childhood obesity rates and increase health.
Completed a needs assessment in order to develop an effective, affordable, sustainable oral health program.
Conducted a quality improvement project to address concerns around care transitions for clients, understand gaps in the system, identify opportunities for improvement.
Researched and reported on the free clinic’s impact on patient quality of life in order to develop an appropriate life measurement tool and ultimately improve patient care.
Conducted a comparative study of PACE Organization and nursing homes in Rhode Island based on quality measures listed within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Coordinated with work group members to translate current research, pilot project findings, and national best practice standards into competencies and training curriculum for health professionals located in primary care settings.
Developed an understanding of the major health care reform efforts in Vermont, created strategic communication campaigns, and established partnership with internal and external state agencies to foster cross-sector accountability.
Used GIS software to analyze access to care in Vermont based on drive time to any type of health care provider in the different Vermont counties.
Organized and entered Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Pre & Post data in Excel, run stats for SDQ, reviewed focus group data, drafted focus group report, updated website with recent news articles.
Built a compass-like resource guide for organizations assisting the refugee, asylee, and asylum seeker populations in Maine. Helped develop a living clearinghouse of Greater Portland's health and social services resources for providers.
Analyzed data to determine possible causes of disparities in outcomes for patients with diabetes and asthma on a statewide, regional, and neighborhood basis.
Developed and conducted a survey to examine food accessibility and affordability among people who use New Haven’s mobile summer food pantry, especially families with children.
Engaged in hands-on work at the Blackstone Community Center (BCC), part of the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) network with a mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents through partnerships that offer a wide range of programs and activities to fit neighborhood needs and interests.
Conducted a formative assessment in order to build a program manual and formulate a sustainability and evaluation plan to guide future program development.