The Planetary Health Next Generation Network is composed of students and next generation leaders worldwide who are dedicated to advancing the emerging field of planetary health through local community efforts, educational events, and research projects. This open-access network stitches together the Planetary Health Campus Ambassadors (PHCAs), planetary health student club leaders and members, former and current Travel Scholars to Planetary Health Annual Meetings, and any youth individual who would like to engage with the planetary health community! The Planetary Health Alliance staff team and Next Gen Fellow work to support these diverse efforts by providing introductory resources, workshop materials, mentorship opportunities, and community-building platforms.
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The Planetary Health Campus Ambassador (PHCA) program is a competitively-awarded leadership opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students committed to educating their campus community about planetary health. Learn more about the program and view the 2022-2019 cohorts here.
Bangladesh Planetary Health Club Bangladesh Planetary Health Club (BPHC) started its journey in late 2017 with an aim to promote planetary health among young researchers from diverse disciplines as well as to collaborate with other scholars around the globe. Contact us.
Brandeis Sustainability Ambassadors The Brandeis Sustainability Ambassadors (BSAs) are a group of students who aim to implement sustainable practices at Brandeis. The BSAs hold weekly open meetings to plan sustainability initiatives and education programs for both students and faculty. The BSAs plan on expanding these programs to highlight the bidirectional relationship between human health and the health of the planet through approaches to engage people from fields of study outside of environmental studies. Examples of programs are faculty panels, movie screenings and discussions, and hands on outdoor activities. Contact us.
The Brazilian Planetary Health Club The Brazilian Planetary Health Club is composed of young students and researchers from all of the country's regions. They are strongly committed to the implementation of regional Planetary Health Clubs, increasing the effectiveness of their representation efforts. Connect with them on Instagram by following @clubesaudeplanetariabr. Contact us.
The Caribbean Planetary Health Club The University of the West Indies young scholars group focuses on understanding the concepts of planetary health and how they relate to the Caribbean setting. The group holds quarterly journal club meetings, which engage members from across the Caribbean virtually and discuss current research in the area of planetary health. The group seeks to embed planetary health within the education system in the Caribbean and create a community of practice for planetary health. Contact us.
Health and Environment at Yale Health and Environment at Yale (HEY) is an interdisciplinary student group linking students, staff, and faculty from across Yale, including the School of Public Health and the School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences, and sometimes beyond to groups in New Haven and nearby college campuses. The members of HEY have a shared interest in bridging environment and human health and seek to forge connections with future colleagues from all disciplines. Throughout the year, HEY holds social networking events, seminars with host speakers, journal clubs, career and research talks, and movie screenings. Topics discussed include (but are not limited to): food security, vector-borne/zoonotic diseases, climate change, green spaces and mental health. Contact us.
Human and Planetary Health Society at Doane University The Human and Planetary Health Society has a body of around 30 students. Our group will be focused on spreading green or sustainability initiatives across campus along with educating the members, campus, and surrounding community about this topic of human and planetary health. Contact us.
Johns Hopkins Students for Planetary Health Johns Hopkins Planetary Health Alliance was started by medical students with a mission to build a planetary health community at Johns Hopkins through advocacy, education, and research focused on the relationship between environmental and human health as well as sustainability in healthcare. Our current initiatives include developing an elective course on planetary health for 1st year medical students, increasing public and school-wide awareness using social media, partnering with Hopkins' Center for a Livable Future and Planetary Health Alliance network, and sending a bimonthly newsletter. Connect with us on Instagram by following @hopkins_planetaryhealth! Contact us.
Human Health and Climate Change Human Health and Climate Change (HHCC) is an interdisciplinary student organization at UCSF interested in creating awareness and enacting change at the intersection of climate change and human health. We are a community of passionate students and faculty that develop projects around sustainability, curriculum reform, research, advocacy, and educational events related to planetary health. Connect with us on Instagram by following @hopkins_planetaryhealth! Contact us.
LSHTM Planetary Health Network The LSHTM Planetary Health Network (PHN) aims to engage students, researchers and the public in the planetary health research and policy-making agenda. We have a Steering Committee consisting of early career researchers and MSc Student Ambassadors that meets for monthly planning meetings. PHN activities include managing a mailing list of Planetary Health Network members (~70 and growing), distribution of a quarterly newsletter and regular updates on planetary health news and activities, and organizing seminars, film screenings and social activities. We are also planning various public engagement activities. We are currently one of the few inter-faculty groups at LSHTM, and therefore we are a unique platform for engaging across the staff and student body. For more information, please see our Facebook Page.Contact us.
PH Maastricht | Maastricht University, Netherlands The PHA Maastricht Club at Maastricht University is a student organization to address the issues that the planet faces and the consequences we must live with. A crucial step in our lives is to recognize the challenges imposed by environmental changes to the public, animals, and the environment. Our club strives to motivate people around us to protect and take care of our planet. We want to initiate activities ranging from lectures, debates, social media posts, and movie screenings to collaborating with other sustainability, climate change and health clubs at the University. Find us on Instagram at: @phmaastricht
Planetary Health Club Berlin | Charité - Medical University, Germany We are an interdisciplinary organization with diverse academic backgrounds ranging from Public Health, Medicine and Nursing to Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Planning/Ecology, Natural Resource Management and South East Asian Studies. Alongside students, we very much welcome people beyond the academic world! Together, we want to pass on the vision of Planetary Health (PH): The protection of the natural environment to preserve the health of all living beings on planet Earth. Due to Covid-19, our activities mainly shifted to the virtual space. Therefore, we are collaborating closely with other student initiatives, diverse researchers/faculties within the field of PH as well as environmental education initiatives and public relations. We are conducting seminar sessions on how to achieve a healthy and green recovery to maintain a positive collective vision for PH in All Policies. Currently, we are co-creating a Planetary Health ABCs book for school children with an international group of Campus Ambassadors. Future projects to come will involve the development of a PH Game for primary school children, the conduction of online workshops as well as building new alliances with like-minded people and clubs around the planet. Click here to read our latest report of activities. Watch their introductory video here.Contact us.
Planetary Health Network at University of British Columbia, Vancouver The mission of the Planetary Health Network at UBC is to build a network of people who are already working in this field and to activate and support these people in raising awareness and providing education around planetary health issues. The Network supports faculty, staff, and student body members in connecting with each other and in sharing their knowledge and experience. By focusing on the health impact of disrupted natural systems, it provides an important viewpoint in UBC’s sustainability efforts. The Network will achieve this by providing platforms such as mini lecture series, “brown bag lunches”, round tables, and journal clubs for interested individuals to come together, to network and to exchange knowledge. It will also aim to organize a campus-wide event (e.g. in the form of a local conference) to reach an even larger audience and has been coordinating its efforts with other campus-based initiatives such as the Healthy Cities Forum.Contact us.
Southern Brazilian Planetary Health Club (SBPHC) The Southern Brazilian Planetary Health Club (SBPHC), founded in 2018, is a group of scholars from University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) who aim to educate their community about planetary health and implement local solutions. Since planetary health is just now being discussed in Brazil, our group's focus is to bring awareness to relevant issues and to research solutions for many of the problems inherent to this topic. Contact us.
Standing Committee on Climate Change and the Environment (SCOCCE) The Standing Committee on Climate Change and the Environment was founded in October of 2017 in Honduras. The committee is part of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations of Honduras. The committee’s main objective is to educate medical students across the country on the human health impacts of climate change and environmental disruption. Currently, the medical curricula in Honduras lacks a component on climate change and environmental disruptions, which results in hundreds of future health professionals with a knowledge gap and poor skills to respond to the present and future human health complications of this global health issue. This project addresses the biggest global health threat of this century; climate change.This committee has empowered more than 100 medical students to develop and carry out educational and social activities in the last year. Contact us.
Statale a Impatto Zero at the University of Milan SaIZ is a group of students engaged in reducing the environmental impact of the University of Milan and surrounding community. We aim to achieve this goal through the promotion of planetary health, with multiple short term and long-term projects related to raising awareness (conferences, workshops, public demonstrations in order to captive both the academic audience and general public) and lobbying for policy and structural changes (creation of a Green Office, expressing our points to political stakeholders, etc). The group started in the International Medical School and now has members of multiple faculties. We are always interested in partnering with different organizations that advocate for the same goals. Contact us.
SUNY Downstate Planetary Health Club The SUNY Downstate Planetary Health Club is developing a planetary health quality of life survey for the community surrounding SUNY Downstate in Lefferts/Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Contact us.
Sustainability & Health Student Forum at Harvard School of Public Health The Sustainability & Health Student Forum at the Harvard Chan School is a student organization whose mission is to provide public health students a platform for discourse and action on addressing pressing challenges facing the health of people and planet, from climate change and urbanization, to energy and food security, to migration and green healthcare. Contact us.
Sustainable Healthcare Education Network The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network is a group of clinicians, academics and students interested in preparing "tomorrow's doctors" to work in a sustainable health system. SHE staff representatives are sought within each UK medical school to help to coordinate development of teaching and learning about sustainability within the medical school and provide a point of contact for colleagues or students. Contact us.
Thailand Planetary Health Club The Thailand Planetary Health Club's main goals are to develop a short course on transdisciplinarity and ecosystem management for public health students in Thailand; develop with international organizations case studies in the Asia-Pacific region supporting concrete ways to implement the notion of planetary health; and promote knowledge products demonstrating the intrinsic connections between ecosystems and human health. Contact us.
University of Colorado-Boulder Planetary Health Club The University of Colorado-Boulder's Planetary Health Club is an interdisciplinary organization that evaluates the connection between our planet’s health and human health. Their approach to understanding this fascinating connection includes\: 1) wellness activities in nature that connect with our community at large; 2) opportunities for community service; 3) sponsorship of speaking events with prominent scientists in the emerging field of Planetary Health; 4) opportunities to learn about or be a part of research on Planetary Health; 5) a chance to network with other Planetary Health organizations across the Globe. They are also in the process of applying to make their University a partner institution, and have started two funded studies that are with in the field of planetary health. Contact us.
University of Eldoret Planetary Health Society The main objective of the University of Eldoret Planetary Health Society is to educate the student community about planetary health, so that students can work to implement policies and solutions that protect human health and the health of our planet. Our vision is to foster a culture that promotes, protects, and improves our environment, in compliance with safeguarding human health. Our focus is to collaborate with relevant scientific field, policy makers, the local community and other interested parties; support and implement variation of activities; and to create awareness, in order to optimize the wellbeing of human as well as the environment. Contact us.
Wisconsin One Health Forum at University of Madison-Wisconsin As the Wisconsin One Health Forum we strive to advertise the importance of the one health concept by hosting interdisciplinary and inter-professional events that encompasses human, animal and environmental health. Some of our events include monthly seminars, happy hour presentations, movie screenings, and the One Health Colloquium. Contact us.