Applications for the 2022 PHCA Cohort will open in late October 2021. Stay tuned for details, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on when the application is released!
What is the Planetary Health Campus Ambassador Program?
The PHCA program formally recognizes Next Generation leaders in planetary health on academic campuses and within the international planetary health community at-large. During the program, Ambassadors will build their planetary health network and gain leadership and organizational skills with the support of their diverse PHCA cohort, PHA staff, and Alliance Members. PHCAs are empowered to take leadership on their campus and beyond, to educate their community, and to facilitate collaborations between existing disciplines and initiatives within the scope of human health and environmental change. PHCAs also become part of the PHA’s broader Next Generation Network comprised of individuals from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds, career stages, and interests. They will also have access to exclusive leadership opportunities within other PHA initiatives, such as the global Planetary Health Annual Meeting, Planetary Health Regional Hubs, Clinicians for Planetary Health, and various education projects.
What are the benefits of being a Planetary Health Campus Ambassador?
Students will have the opportunity to be recognized as “champions” of planetary health in their communities, while also developing and building their leadership and organizational skills. With the title of Planetary Health Campus Ambassador, students are empowered to make cross-cutting collaborations on their campus between various existing and emerging initiatives within the scope of planetary health, such as linking human health and environmentally oriented networks and initiatives. They will become part of a broader network of planetary health ambassadors made up of individuals from a variety of academic interests, ages, and nationalities, and will hold a key role in the Planetary Health Alliance’s Next Generation Network – including exclusive opportunities to participate at global Planetary Health Annual Meetings. Furthermore, students will be thoughtfully paired with a mentor in the planetary health field to assist in their professional development in this transdisciplinary and emerging field.
Requirements for applicants: