Students from SHPEP Visit HealthStreet

On June 5th, ten students from the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) visited HealthStreet.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a summer enrichment program that focuses on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. The program focuses on the career development of underrepresented students — those who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native and those from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. For six weeks, students come to the University of Florida to access career exploration and development sessions, seminars and a financial literacy and planning workshop. The ten students who visited HealthStreet (pictured below) are those specifically interested in careers in public health.

At HealthStreet, Dr. Striley gave a presentation about community outreach and the HealthStreet model to the students. After learning about HealthStreet, they had the chance to get hands-on and create new health education kiosks. The students concluded their visit by traveling to different outreach locations with community health workers to hand out fliers and inform the community about HealthStreet!

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

Thank you to Summer Health Professions Education Program and UF Health for giving us the opportunity to inspire those pursuing careers in public health! Click here to learn more about SHPEP at UF.