Committee on Global and Public Health
About the Committee
The AMA-MSS Committee on Global and Public Health (CGPH) is responsible for reviewing current domestic and global public health issues and educating medical student members of the AMA on these issues. CGPH also seeks to involve medical students in public health initiatives by facilitating local section-level implementation of public health projects.
The AMA-MSS CGPH is joining the AMA Foundation's mission for health literacy to use our network of students around the country to disperse health literacy kits to hospitals, clinics and organizations at the local level. Below is more information on how you can get involved!
- Health Literacy Project - Information Sheet
- Health Literacy Kits - Order Form
- Health Literacy Presentation
Friday, November 15: "How to" Succeed in Service with CSC - This informative and interactive break-out session placed emphasis on the ways in which sustainable and effective service projects could impact a community as well as the students involved.
"MSS Section Leaders Workshop: Maxmizing Your Members Experience" in the AMA with COLRP - This program gave the students the opportunity to network with section leaders from across the country while learning about the resources available to them. Four workshops were presented: new sections & recruiting, developing sections & getting your members engaged, grassroots advocacy at your school, and community service & giving back to the community.
Saturday, November 16: "Outbreak, Natural Disasters and HazMat Relief Teams" - This program aimed to educate medical students about the strategies of organized interdisiplinary teams including physicians, other medical professionals and public health departments, when responding to emergencies. This program aimed to make students better prepared for handling unpredictable scenarios.
Presenter: Virginia Dato, MD, MPH, Immediate past President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians
- Outbreak, Natural Disasters and HazMat Relief Teams Presentation
- American Association of Public Health Physicians - Medical Student Website
Divya Sharma, Chair
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Helen Myers, Vice Chair
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Mayo Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Marshall University School of Medicine - West Virginia
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
UCSF School of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Great Figures in Public Health
Public Health Toolkits and Issue Briefs
The Committee on Global and Public Health has created a number of presentations and accompanying documents that include additional resources and/or discussion questions for MSS members to download and use at their local section level in educating students about global and public health topics.
- World AIDS Day issue brief
- Adolescent sexual health education issue brief, and presentation
- Bioterrorism presentation and presenter's notes
- Childhood unintentional injuries presentation, presenter's notes, and additional resources
- Health disparities presentation and presenter's notes
- Childhood obesity presentation
- Meningococcal vaccine issue brief
- Dangers of texting while driving issue brief
- Bicycle helmets issue brief
- 2014 Updated Obesity presentation
- 2014 Vaccine resources
- 2014 Melanoma and Indoor Tanning presentation
The Committee on Global and Public Health has created a guide to public health training opportunities tailored for medical students. It's our hope that you use this as a starting point for your involvement with medicine, leadership, and public health.
Information on Public Health Topics
The Committee on Global and Public Health also compiled a list of databases, books, films, and internet resources, which can provide your AMA medical student section with information about public health topics including the following: general public health overview, the uninsured, health disparities and cultural competency, HIV/AIDS, health and human rights, and environmental health and population growth.
Betty Ford Summer Institute for Medical Students Information
The purpose of the Medical Education Program is to expand participants' awareness and understanding of chemical dependency and its treatment for individuals and families. Medical students will receive and in-depth experience of the dynamics of the disease of addiction