NHPHA Public Health Mentoring Program

The pilot program was launched in 2018–2019. It was initiated in response to requests from our members, based on their desire to be better prepared as mentors for emerging public health professionals. The program runs through the academic year from September through May. It is focused on current public health undergraduate students, public health graduate students, and emerging public health professionals. This program is an opportunity for experienced public health professionals to make a positive impact on the career and professional development of emerging public health professionals. These emerging professionals have the opportunity to network and explore a variety of public health careers to learn more about the industry.

There are three events for the program: a kick-off event, a mid-term check-in, and a celebratory and reflections event. Participants note that the program is very rewarding for both mentors and mentees and, in some cases, life-changing.

To read our guide to our mentoring program, click on the guide cover image below: 

NHPHA Public Health Mentoring Guide Page 1

Mentees Turquoise Word Cloud

Mentees provided adjectives for their experience with our pilot mentoring program, which we put into a word cloud.

Mentors Blue Word Cloud

A word cloud by the mentors.

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Mentors and mentees posed for a picture during our mentoring celebration/wrap-up event.

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Our celebration cake, which we gave during the concluding event!