Public health is not for the hesitant, the meek, or the tentative. The problems we face are systemic and deeply rooted. Barriers to meaningful change require creative approaches, hard work, and personal risk. To “Be Bold” is not a cry to recklessness, but rather an invitation to innovation, to action, to expansion of personal boundaries. The “Precautionary Principle” appropriately urges that risk be tempered by evidence in order to avoid harm. Still ultimately, authentic public health requires calculated risk, pushing boundaries, and calling others to do the same. If we hope to improve the lives and health of others, it may be in our shared best interest to “Be Bold”.
Pursuing a graduate degree can be time-consuming and stressful. The CWRU MPH Program strives to provide activities to help our students unwind and make the most of their MPH experience. Students are notified about these activities in class and via email. Samples of these activities include:
- Fall Preview: Our annual get-together of new and returning students. Traditionally held on the first day of classes, Fall Preview provides a forum for students to learn more about the program and each other.
- Fall Social: An annual tradition. The MPH Student Representatives host an enjoyable evening off-campus for students to socialize.
- Case for Community Day: All university staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends are welcomed to dedicate the day to service. The MPH program selects a public health-related organization to serve each year.
- National Public Health Week: A week of educational and social events celebrating public health.
- End of the Year Party: Another great annual tradition. The End of the Year Party celebrates the achievements of our students, particularly those that will soon graduate. The End of the Year Party serves as the MPH Awards ceremony. The venue for the End of the Year Party is selected annually by the student body. Previous venues include Progressive Field (home of The Cleveland Indians) and the Corner Alley downtown.