A map of the sites where students, faculty and staff of the College serve. Click on the icons to learn more about their experiences.
A key part of Saint Louis University's Jesuit tradition involves caring and advocating for the underserved and the marginalized. The community at the College for Public Health & Social Justice is committed to addressing disparities wherever they are found and to developing innovative ways to make life better for others.
Education at SLU is not limited by classroom walls or campus boundaries. SLU students expand their knowledge by engaging the local community, this fulfilling SLU's Jesuit mission of being men and women for and with others.
Our students work with many community organizations including the American Red Cross, Relay for Life, Almost Home StL, Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Health Literacy Missouri, The Mission Continues, YWCA and Ujamaa Community Development. Students also are encouraged to gain a greater appreciation for different cultures and communities by traveling and participating in immersion trips, and mission trips.
The following are a few ways in which the College for Public Health & Social Justice engages the both local and global communities:View Service Learning Sites, Fall 2012 in a larger map
Left: A map showing the service learning sites in which students volunteer in the St. Louis Area.
The College for Public Health & Social Justice, in collaboration with local businesses, health care organizations, and policy makers, provides a monthly Sharing Responsibility, Improving Community Health Speaker Series to promote the discussion of crucial public health topics.
Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition
Several faculty members from the college serve on the board for the St. Louis Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition. The function of the coalition is to promote and share the best practice strategies and to increase coordination and communication between community agencies and health care systems. Additionally, the College worked with a local foundation to provide monetary support for a student doing an internship with the Coalition.
Old North Physical Activity Study
The college has formed a community partnership with Old North St. Louis Restoration Group to evaluate the impact of the built environment on the physical activity patterns of children living in the Old North neighborhood. This study will assess whether the changes to the built environment increase physical activity among children. Acting Living Research, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, funds this project.
Google StreetView Study
In partnership with Indiana University, Purdue University and Washington University in St. Louis, the college is conducting measurements of the built environment in Indianapolis and St. Louis. The goal of this project is to establish the reliability and develop practical methods for measuring built environment characteristics that affect physical activity using omnidirectional imagery or Google Street View. Active Living Research, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, funds this project.
|For more information on our service sites or global engagement, contact:|
Director of Student Services
|Beth Schwaab, MPH
Director of Global Health