Several student organizations participate in the promotion Hispanic/Latino health at Emory University including RSPH. Learn more about some of these organizations by clicking on their logo.
Relevant Student Organizations
Emory Global Health Organization
What is EGHO?
EGHO is the primary global health organization at the Rollins School of Public Health. The organization works towards promoting global health in a variety of regions worldwide.
What does EGHO do?
- Engages in global health issues though service and advocacy
- Fosters global health awareness and encourage the growth of a global perspective
- Increases resources and opportunities available to all students with an interest in global health.
- Builds connections with each other and with professionals in the field.
- Promotes Global Field Experiences in Latin-America and other regions.
Faculty Advisor: Roger Rochat
Latino Students Organization
What is LSO?
LSO is an organization run through Emory College that aims to assemble all students with an interest in Latino issues, including, but not limited to, culture, politics, social issues, and philanthropy.What does LSO do?
- Runs the Chavez Blood Drive
- Runs cultural events including salsa dancing lessons and cultural dinner events
- Supports large-scale events such as the Latino Youth Leadership Conference
- Provides a venue of collaboration for people on topics of Latino culture and issues
Student Coordinator: Christina Tejeda
Faculty Advisor: Karen Stolley
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EmoryLSO
What is HealthSTAT?Health Students Taking Action Together (HealthSTAT) is a student-run, non-profit organization that unites professional students throughout the state and across disciplines in service, education, and advocacy to promote a healthier Georgia. The organization is committed to addressing healthcare and health disparities among all groups and populations within Georgia. What does HealthSTAT do?
- Provides a network of collaboration for a variety of schools in the Atlanta area.
- On November 15, HealthSTAT invited students and community members to a candlelight vigil in memory of those who have lost their lives or suffered needlessly because they could not afford or did not have access to health insurance. The organization encouraged people to bring signs or memorabilia to honor and remember loved ones, and to wear white coats or other attire associated with their program or intended profession. Candles and lighters were provided, and a post-vigil event for mingling and reflection was held at Manuel's Tavern.
Student Liaison: Ayanna Williams
Link to website: http://www.healthstatgeorgia.org
What is Project SHINE?
As an offshoot of the Center for Community Partnerships, Project SHINE is a service-learning program that pairs Emory students with various organizations throughout Atlanta committed to providing education to the immigrant and refugee community through English as a Second Language and preparation for the US citizenship exam.What does Project SHINE do?
- Volunteers work as teaching assistants, either in a one-on-one setting or in a classroom setting, for community ESL classes, after-school tutoring programs, or citizenship preparation courses for recent immigrant and refugee children and adults.
- Organizes reflection and connection events throughout the year, including documentary screenings, social justice dialogues, and other events relating to immigrant and refugee issues and culture.
Student Coordinator: Gabrielle Clark
Faculty Advisor: Caitlin Keesee
Link to our blog: http://oucp.emory.edu/our_work/engaged_learning/shine_index.html
Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services
What is VMIS?
VMIS provides subsidized medical interpretation training and accreditation to Emory students, with the goal of helping meet the urgent need for medical language services to clinics and other non-profit organizations in the Atlanta area. Committed to reducing health disparities for Spanish-speaking patients in the Emory community, VMIS hopes to improve healthcare delivery and health information access for their patients, build stronger relationships between health professionals and the communities they serve, and provide a unique service-learning experience for both members and volunteers.What does VMIS do?
- Interprets for hundreds of patients at a variety of free and sliding-scale clinics and hospitals
- Partners with health fairs and student-run clinics
- Interprets for migrant farm workers in Moultrie, Georgia
- Facilitates events to help medical and nursing students gain experience working with interpreters and patients who require language services
- Howard Chiou
- Sarah Garcia
- Violeta Jimenez
- Kristin Rebescher
- Chantal Rodriguez
- Duncan Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Peter Brown
Link to website: https://www.facebook.com/EmoryVMIS
Health Organization for Latin America
What is HOLA?
Founded in 2010 and today having over fifty active members, HOLA is the leading student organization at Rollins for the promotion of health among US Latino and Latin-American populations. The organization is open to all students at Emory University.What does HOLA do?
- Hosts monthly general body meetings
- Partners with local community organizations like:
- The Latin American Association, Hispanic Health Organization of Georgia, El Refugio, Lifting Latina Voices Initiative, SETPA, Caminar Latino, AID Atlanta, the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and the Mexican Consulate
- Partners with international organizations like ODIM and ENABLE
- Facilitates monthly geriatric health education lessons at the Latin American Association
- Hosts Lunch & Learn events with exciting guest speakers
- Organizes fundraising events for partner organizations like Lifting Latina Voices Initative, Caminar Latino and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia
- Facilitates volunteer, practicum, and research opportunities for students in the United States and in Latin America
- Volunteers at health fairs
- Collaborates with El Refugio and organizes visits to detainees at the Stewart Detention Center
- Raises campus-wide awareness of health issues facing the Hispanic/Latino population
- Participates in National Public Health Week
- Co-presidents: Adam Lipus and Chelsea Brack
- Secretary: Sammy Luffy
- Communications: Lilian Bravo
- Outreach/Events: Kaitlyn Stanhope and Kait Bohnert
- Treasurer: Lindsay Collins
Faculty Mentor: Claudia Paez
Twitter: @Emory_RSPH_HOLA*Email HOLA to be added to their weekly email listserv*
What is LMSA-Emory?
LMSA-Emory is the Emory chapter of the national Latino Medical Student Association and is part of LMSA Southeast region (LMSA-SE). LMSA-Emory is the first cross-divisional student organization for and by Latino students and the first chapter of LMSA-SE to include graduate students across multiple schools within Emory University including medicine, nursing, public health, physician assistants, and additional programs related to the health sciences.What does LMSA do?
- Offers mentorship to Latino undergraduate and high school students interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences
- Connects students across health disciplines in order to foster community and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration at Emory University.
- Promotes the visibility of Latino health professionals in the field of health and medicine.
- Empowers Latino students at Emory to be successful leaders in health through networking, skill building, mentoring and community support.
- Engage with the local Latino community through participating and organizing community service events.Assist in the recruitment and retention of Latino students in all health disciplines at Emory University. Inspire members of the organization to achieve academic excellence.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carlos Del Rio
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Emory-LMSA