The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
June 18-20, in Grand Forks (at the Alerus Center)
This year, the conference will have many opportunities for student involvement.
1) Joyce Gaufin, the President of the American Public Health Association, will be present throughout the entire conference. Her focus is on development of the public health workforce and improving leadership skills.
She will be attending the pre-conference, North Dakota Public Health Association, meeting from 8:30 - 11:30am, on June 18. Joyce will be meeting with students in a breakout session sometime during that time. This meeting is free of charge but we would like to know ahead of time, if people are coming so we can plan accordingly. (Attendance may be noted on the registration form at the link below, but people may simply attend if they didn't pre-register)
2) The Dakota Conference is only $50 for full-time students, if registered before May 15. (versus $225 for the full "early bird" registration) After May 15 the student registration is $75. The conference runs from right after the NDPHA meeting, with lunch followed by Joyce Gaufin's keynote address, and continues until noon on Friday, June 20.
This year, there are several other sessions that focus on leadership development and may be of interest to students.
Here are two examples:
Topic: From Student to Public Health Professional: Pursuing a Career in Public Health
Speaker: Mark Strand, PhD
Topic: Connection, Engagement, and Empowerment (CEE)
Speaker: Dave Yearwood, PhD
For more information or to register, people can go to: