About Public Health Interest Group

The Public Health Interest Group (PHIG) is a student organization committed to advocating for and partnering with the St Louis community in an effort to improve healthcare outcomes particularly among its most underserved citizens. It will create, facilitate, and support student involvement in local and Washington University organizations that provide opportunities to address dilemmas in public health. Our efforts include health screenings, patient navigation, nutrition outreach, public policy discussions, and more recently, a Community Needs Assessment & Resolution effort grounded in established community engagement models that resulted in the development of a chronic illness curriculum for mental illness, asthma, and metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity).