The goal of PHAs is to reach out to students and increase awareness about public health. Students get the opportunity to learn about social determinants of health, cultural competency, vulnerable populations, health disparities, the HOT guide, and public health careers. Increasing awareness about public health will allow students to understand the needs of various populations and communities and increase the likelihood of serving those communities and people.
HEC reaches out to 225 students each academic year in various high schools in the Eastern CT area. We are currently working with East Lyme High School, E.O. Smith High School, Norwich Free Academy, and Coventry High School.
East Lyme High School
E.O. Smith High School
Norwich Free Academy
Coventry High School