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PubliC Health Student Section


PHAN Student Section is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students attending universities across the state of Nebraska. We are a diverse group of future public health practitioners ready to make an impact. PHAN is an excellent way to connect with peers, public health professionals, and potential future employers!

Public Health Student Section CONTACTS

Marissa Kluk – Chair
Please do not hesitate to contact Marissa with any questions, ideas, or events related to PHAN and/or Nebraska public health students!


Our student section is open to any students with an interest in the field of public health. Our students attend schools throughout the state such as University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Creighton University, and other Nebraska schools. We welcome undergraduate, graduate, and professional students within the state of Nebraska to join us!

WHAT DOES THE Public Health Student SECTION DO?

PHAN’s Student Section is an active network with ample opportunities to discuss research, learn of emerging public health practices, connect with other students, collaborate with public health professionals, and, most importantly, supplement our educational training in the field of public valium without prescriptionvalium for saleambien online without prescriptionbuy no prescriptionativan for salebuy valium no prescriptionbuy phentermine onlinebuy soma online without prescriptiondiazepam online no prescriptionbuy klonopin onlinebuy tramadol without prescription


Download a membership application. Print the form, fill out and mail to PHAN.


  • Networking and exchanging resources with your peers
  • Providing input into Section activities
  • Discounts at PHAN activities
  • Taking a lead in important issues


PHAN Mentorship Program

PHAN Introduces New Initiative to Connect Students and Professionals
To better connect future public health practitioners and field professionals, we have launched the PHAN Mentorship Program to create a personalized approach to learning based on a personal and professional relationship.

This program aims to:

  • Assure retention of qualified and diverse students in the field of public health in the state of Nebraska
  • Improve relevancy of students’ public health education and training
  • Increase readiness of students/new graduates to address the challenges in today’s public health landscape
  • Foster intra-state collaboration between students and public health practitioners

Please complete the short PHAN Mentorship Program survey at your earliest convenience! The survey will remain open and pairings will be made on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The success of this initiative is dependent on your participation–both students and professional members! Each mentor pair will be encouraged to check in with each other periodically via email, phone, or in-person. Shadowing opportunities of the professional members’ workplaces are strongly encouraged. Development of further elective mentorship activities will be ongoing throughout the year, including a potential networking event at the PHAN conference in the fall.

The time commitment for both the students and professional members will be up to each mentorship pair. Pairs will be carried out over a calendar-year long term, at which point both parties of the mentorship may choose to continue their pairing or be paired with a different student/professional.

This is an excellent way to strengthen our public health workforce in the state of Nebraska and is mutually beneficial for students and professional members! Your participation is strongly encouraged! For questions regarding the PHAN Mentorship Program, please contact Student Section Chair Jack Anderson.

(Materials and information adapted from APHA National Mentoring Program.)

Online Programs for Public Health

UNMC has new online programs in public health. Check out the web page that is the central hub for the online programs.

Announcing a new Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness at UNMC!

UNMC’s College of Public Health announces a new Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness. This entirely online program at the University of Nebraska will address a growing workforce demand for more individuals with formal education in public health emergency preparedness. The Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness is a 36-credit hour program designed to teach professionals how to plan for and respond to events such as natural and man-made disasters, terrorist attacks, or infectious disease threats. UNMC’s program is the first master’s degree program in emergency preparedness in the Midwest and one of only about 20 such programs in the country. This program is currently available through the University of Nebraska’s Online Worldwide website.

Individuals must have a bachelor’s degree to participate in the program. It will appeal especially to those who work in public health, healthcare, emergency management, EMS, and other response areas. People who serve as volunteer emergency response workers – as many rural Nebraskans do – may also find this formal training beneficial.

The program’s core courses are structured around the four mission areas of the Department of Homeland Security: prevent, protect, respond and recover.

In addition to the Higher Learning Commission accreditation carried by all University of Nebraska degrees, this master’s degree in emergency preparedness is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, which is the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health.

This program is in addition to the graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness that has been available for the past year.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program further,
please contact us at 402-552-3090 or


Affiliate liaisons serve as their state affiliate’s representative to the Student Assembly (SA) of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This position will provide students with a unique opportunity to become more cognizant of national student initiatives within the APHA, while also serving as a link between their state affiliate and APHA. It does not take a significant amount of time to serve as a liaison; nonetheless, it is an important role.

The affiliate liaison position can be filled by any student who is active in their local state affiliate, and is interested in maintaining a link between Student Assembly and their affiliate. Students must also be members of both their affiliate and APHA in order to hold this position within APHA’s Student Assembly.

Specifically, affiliate liaisons will have the following roles and responsibilities:

  1. To serve as a local contact to which Student Assembly can direct students who inquire about local opportunities and resources
  2. To ensure that the Affiliate Liaison position is maintained after their term has ended to preserve a continuous link between APHA-SA and their local affiliate.

The Affiliate Liaison Sub-Committee Chair of APHA’s Student Assembly will provide assistance to affiliate liaisons. Specifically the Affiliate Liaison Sub-Committee Chair will:

  1. Provide a venue via listserv for all liaisons to:-Voice student issues for the Affiliate Liaison Sub-Committee Chair to bring to APHA’s Committee on Affiliates
    -Share ideas among liaisons to strengthen their affiliate’s role in providing relevant resources and information to students in their states
  2. Channel any communication affiliate liaisons wish to disseminate to Student Assembly’s 5000+ student members by bringing their messages or ideas to the proper SA board members and committees.

As students complete their public health education and seek to launch their careers, state affiliates can be invaluable resources in terms of providing students with local connections and opportunities. By improving coordination with APHA’s national Student Assembly, students can be better connected with these resources, and affiliates can strengthen their offerings for students through the active engagement of an affiliate liaison network.

The only requirement is that you be a student member of your local affiliate as well as a member of APHA.

If you are interested in acting as an APHA-SA Affiliate Liaison, contact Alex Bryan, APHA Committee on Affiliate Student Representative at

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