Spring 2018 "Launch into Public Health" Service Day

All School of Public Health students are invited to participate in a day of service to "launch" into public health practice. "Launch into Public Health" will provide students with an opportunity to step outside the classroom and into public health practice.

Brownsville campus:
The day of service will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, January 4 at Good Neighbor Settlement House, 1254 E. Tyler St, Brownsville, Texas 78520.  For more information and/or to register, please contact Jeanette Broshears or Michael Salinas.    

Dallas campus:
The day of service will take place on Thursday, January 4 at the North Texas Food Bank ,4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75236. For more information and/or to register, please contact Kent Long or Molly Patterson.    

Houston campus:
The day of service will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 4 at the Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, Texas 77029. Please register here for the "Launch into Public Health" service day in Houston. Please also complete the Houston Food Bank volunteer registration form  here

A complimentary shuttle service will be provided to students volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. The shuttle bus will pick up students in the bus cutout outside the School of Public Health near the skybridge elevator. Please check-in with the orientation team in the RAS building lobby before getting on the shuttle bus. If you would like to take advantage of the shuttle service, please be sure to arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4. If you have access to and would like to use your own transportation, please make sure to arrive at the Houston Food Bank no later than 12:45 p.m.

  • Attire: Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED. Casual dress, long pants (preferred), UTHealth t-shirt (provided at orientation).
  • Description of duties: Varies with the makeup volunteers for shift. Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution.
  • Directions (from Downtown): Take IH-10 east and exit Gellhorn St. (exit #774).  Make a U-turn at Gellhorn, stay on feeder and turn right on Portwall St.
  • Parking information: If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to the overflow lot located behind the building.

San Antonio campus:  

The day of service will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10 at the San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78227. Please register by January 5 here for the "Launch into Public Health" service day in San Antonio. For more information, please email sarc@uth.tmc.edu.

For more information, please email the orientation team at sphorientation@uth.tmc.edu.