Welcome to the first day of Texas Public Health Week - Virtually!
Texas Public Health will be hosting a public health-themed carnival in celebration of Public Health Week. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PHW events have been moved online in compliance with university and CDC guidance.
On this webpage, you will find various university and local Austin organizations that promote public health within the community.
Campus Environmental Center (https://utenvironment.org/)
The Campus Environmental Center is the oldest and largest environmental student organization on UT campus. In 2002, our founders institutionalized recycling on campus. Today, we host six "project teams" that serve to educate campus and make lasting impact in areas such as environmental justice, zero waste, fast fashion, food justice, native restoration, and much more. This organization is run entirely by a dedicated team of 16 UT student leaders and our almost 70 volunteer team members. Come out to our campfires (general meetings) and learn all the ways you can get involved!
Avery McKitrick and Riley Anderson, email@example.com
The CEC has an open membership policy, meaning that we will never ask you for fees, dues, points, or attendance to be a part of the CEC family. Just follow us on social media and join our newsletter (bit.ly/CEC-newsletter). Come to whatever events and meetings are interesting to you and you have time for!
Monetary support for the Central Texas Food Bank through a fundraiser by the CEC Microfarm: https://ctfb-food-drive-2020.everydayhero.com/us/ut-microfarm
Wellness Network (https://wellnessnetwork.utexas.edu/)
The Wellness Network is a campus-wide coalition committed to assessing and addressing the health and wellness needs of students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.
Katherine Protil, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to get involved, including how to join our listserv:
Students for Planned Parenthood (https://www.instagram.com/sfppatx/)
Students for Planned Parenthood is the largest Generation Action chapter in the state of Texas. Together we fight for reproductive rights through outreach and advocacy for Planned Parenthood Greater Texas and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes.
Mireya Trevino, email@example.com
The best way to get involved with us currently is to follow us on social media (@sfppatx) to keep up to date with virtual efforts we are currently pursuing and help us in the fight for repro rights during a pandemic. This is will also keep you updated for getting involved once meetings pick up again in the fall.
NAMI On Campus (https://www.facebook.com/namioncampusatx/)
We are a student organization working to advocate for mental health and end the stigma against mental illness on campus and in our community. Together we can be the difference. Check out our Facebook group, which is the best way to see updated announcements and events on the schedule.
We are continuing to host our weekly NAMI Connection Support Groups for students living with mental illness via Zoom. Fill out our google form to receive the link and password to attend!
Contact: Alexis McDonald
Texas Health Promotion Club (https://www.facebook.com/txhealthpromo/)
The Texas Health Promotion Club is a student organization open to all students at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as a platform to unite like-minded individuals under a common goal of health promotion. Our mission is to promote the health and wellness of UT students and the surrounding community through scholarship, community service, and health promotion. We focus on learning about and addressing issues related to social justice and social determinants of health, and improving health equity among UT students and the surrounding community.
Any UT student is welcome to email to be added to our weekly newsletter with information about meetings and club activities. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram with the handle @txhealthpromo for more information!
Contact: Tiffany Chiang at