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Rural Health Professions Service Learning Program

One week. One life changing opportunity.

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

  • Courses require out of town travel and long days.
  • Food and lodging (as necessary) are covered. Students are responsible for tuition.
  • Open to all masters (MPH) and doctoral (DrPH/PhD) and dual degree public health students.
  • Due to high demand for these courses, enrollment requires instructor approval and is limited to participation in up to two service learning courses.
  • All courses are 1-credit

2018 Service Learning Courses

Register Now! Please contact the course instructors for registration approval.

HPS 597B Maternal and Child Health in Rural Settings
May 13-18, 2018 | Register Summer Pre-session | 1-credit
Hopi Navajo Nations
Northern Arizona is diverse and expansive. Interact with tribal and rural health systems that serve children and families.
Instructors: Doug Taren and Agnes Attakai

HPS 597A Family and Child Health in Urban Settings
August 5-10, 2018 | Register 7W2 | Summer Session | 1-credit
Tucson, Arizona
Whether you have lived in Tucson all your life or are newly transplanted, this course will immerse you in Pima County agencies that that provide structural support and services to a diverse array of youth and families.
Instructors: Cynthia Thomson and Jennifer Peters

PHPM 597C Border Health Service Learning Institute
August 6-11, 2018 | Register 7W2 | Summer Session | 1-credit
Douglas, Arizona – Agua Prieta, Sonora, México
Grab your passport and prepare for a binational, bicultural experience. Explore the role of public health advocacy in globalization, migration and health.
Instructor: Luis Valdez

PHPM 597D Rural Health Service Learning Institute
August 6-11, 2018 | Register 7W2 | Summer Session | 1-credit
Safford, Arizona
Historical mining and cotton communities of Arizona come alive through participation in health promotion and community collaboration.
Instructors: Marc Verhougstraete and Leila Barraza

PHP 597F Phoenix Urban Service Learning
December 17-21, 2018 | Winter Break | 1-credit
Central Phoenix, Arizona
Explore public health policy and action in Phoenix, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Interact with state and community based programs meeting
Instructors: Janet Foote and Kim Barnes

Sponsored by the partnership of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers Program and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

The University of Arizona