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Texas A&M University Global Public Health Brigades

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
GPHB
Purpose:
Global Public Health Brigades is an international student-operated volunteer organization that aims to empower rural communities to prevent common illnesses through in-home infrastructural development, community leader training, and health education. We travel to Central America once per semester to establish five different infrastructural projects within communities. In addition to the infrastructure projects, Public Health Brigades also works with communities to provide health education to school-age children and adults in the community. The Public Health team collaborates with school teachers and other key community members to develop a curriculum that will directly address the communities' needs, while volunteers prepare lessons for the children during each brigade. We recruit students from all over campus with no particular prior experience needed. Each of the communities served receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months with hopes of creating self sustaining communities by preventing disease. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up to ensure all projects and education were successful.
Year Founded:
2016
Membership Dues:
$20 per semester
Admits Members:
Fall and Spring Semester
Meeting Locations:
MSC or Rudder

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Phi Tran
Public Contact E-mail Address:
gphbtamu@gmail.com
Public Contact Phone Number:
8327389960

Group Contact Information

Organization E-mail Address:
gphbtamu@gmail.com

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
31-50
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Never
On-Campus Social Events:
Never
Off-Campus Social Events:
Twice per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Once per year
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Never
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Once per semester