Student Advocates for Healthy Communities

Student Advocates for Healthy Communities (SAHC) is an interdisciplinary group of health students working together to improve the health of our communities. Through education and advocacy efforts, SAHC members will have the opportunity to make a real impact in their community by working on tobacco prevention, childhood wellness and more. Join us at an upcoming meeting- lunch is provided!

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 12:00-1:00pm
    Room 2-118, Moost Tower at the University of Minnesota
     
  • Tuesday, March 20th, 12:00-1:00pm
    Room 2-118, Moost Tower at the University of Minnesota
     
  • Tuesday, April 17th, 12:00-1:00pm
    Room 2-118, Moost Tower at the University of Minnesota

Health students, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, public health, pre-medical and other students with an interest in health are invited to attend.


Become an Advocate

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Student advocates  played a critical role the Physician Advocacy Network's policy accomplishments. From emailing elected officials to meeting with decision makers and testifying at City Council Meetings, students can make a lasting change in their community while learning valuable skills and adding to their resume. When you sign up for action alerts, the Physician Advocacy Network will contact you with opportunities to support tobacco prevention policies. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, you can make a difference!


Education & Resources

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Presentations

The Physician Advocacy Network has created a series of free, evidence based presentations that we are happy to present to your class at no charge. Covering topics like e-cigarettes, trends in youth tobacco use and smoking cessation, these presentations are based on the latest scientific evidence and will give you tangible tools to address these important topics with future patients. Also available as on-demand webinars.

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Patient Materials

Our patient materials make it easy for you to share accurate and accessible information about new tobacco products, like e-cigarettes and hookah, with your patients. Available in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.