The College of Public Health's principal home for bringing together the many different facets of community engagement, practice and service is the Office of the Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Outreach.
The Office of the Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Outreach is responsible for the following initiatives:
The College of Public Health is committed to partnering with health departments statewide to develop academic partnerships. These mutually beneficial partnership are designed to enhance public health instruction, practice, research, and workforce development and to improve community health throughout Arizona.
The College of Public Health is committed to engaging with partners to address the health challenges faced by those living, working and recreating along the U.S. - Mexico border communities and addressing ways to improve current conditions.
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach has created different ways to reach out and provide education to the community. This has been done through seminars, webinars and online trainings. The purpose of this is to provide knowledgeable information and resources to the community, in an easy to understand way.
Developed and implemented by public health experts with extensive experience of working with Indigenous populations locally and globally, the objective of the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health is to equip health professionals with skills and competencies that are necessary to engage in evidence-based public health practice at the leadership, management, and supervisory levels.
Sigma Phi Omega: The International Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology
Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) is the International Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. Created in 1980, SPO focuses on the multifaceted vista of aging, promoting “scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and service to older persons”, and recognizing excellence in gerontology and aging.
Alpha Delta Omega is University of Arizona’s SPO chapter, created in March 2022 with the goal of creating a common platform where eligible members of the UArizona community involved in aging and gerontology (study, research, practice), can come together to learn, connect and serve. SPO is made up of chapters, (currently more than 50 chapters worldwide), with each chapter determining how to execute SPO’s goals in their jurisdiction.