September 4, 2013
Originally published March 26, 2012
In November of 2011, Partner Up! for Public Health invited Georgia students to recreate the "This is Public Health" national campaign by creating a video emphasizing the importance of public health in their community. Students were encouraged to produce creative, original and informative videos addressing the question - "What is public health?"
By the March 1 deadline, 12 student teams from across the state had submitted videos that tackled the subject matter from a wide range of approaches.
"It was very gratifying to see the different ways the student teams came at this assignment," said Charles Hayslett, the Partner Up! campaign leader. "They brought a lot of creativity and passion to these videos, and all, in their own way, were very impressive."
The Mercer University Public Health Association video submission was selected as the contest winner by a panel of judges comprised of Partner Up! for Public Health campaign staff and advisory board members. The video, "This is Public Health: Addressing Issues and Creating Solutions", running just over 5 minutes, focuses on public health at work in the Macon area. The Mercer University Public Health Association video contest team members are Shekita Maxwell, Brittany Taylor, Else Seifu, Patience Sellers, Melanie Williams, Phylicia Hammonds, Jennifer Jones, Chanda Redd, Meghan Gondron and Karishma Saini. Mercer University Public Health Association president Crystal Davis also played a supporting role.
As the winner of the video contest, the Mercer University Public Health Association team members will receive free admission to the Georgia Public Health Association's Annual Conference on April 12-13 in Atlanta, as well as an opportunity to present their video at the event. The team and video will also be featured on the Partner Up! website.
The video created by the Mercer University Public Health Association can be viewed on the Partner Up! for Public Health website.
To view all 12 of the video contest submissions, please visit the Partner Up! for Public Health YouTube Channel.
Partner Up! for Public Health is a statewide advocacy campaign funded by Healthcare Georgia Foundation and designed to advance public health in Georgia. The campaign was launched in 2009 as part of a multifaceted effort to rebuild a public health system that has been decimated by budget cuts in recent years. Throughout 2011 and into 2012, Partner Up! has increased efforts to engage student and academic communities across Georgia. To receive the Partner Up! newsletter, click here.