SHPEP students learn about policy and advocacy in public health

Published on June 20, 2019

As part of the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), the college hosted a panel on June 19 to give undergraduates a look at using policy and advocacy as tools to address public health problems.

The panelists included Bruce Teague, Iowa City councilor; Nancy Humbles, president of the Cedar Rapids Board of Education; Pam Jochum, Iowa State Senator, District 50; and Cara Hamann, associate with the Department of Epidemiology and IIPHRP Policy Fellow. Vickie Miene, interim director of the IIPHRP, served as the moderator.

Panelists at the SHPEP policy and advocacy session












Students listening to the policy and advocacy panel











Panelist Nancy Humbles speaking