Winter Preparedness Drive

The holidays are quickly approaching and during this time of thanks the Public Health Student Association have decided to have a winter preparedness drive for the Memphis Union Mission. We will collect blankets, socks, winter caps, gloves and Chap Stick. Please bring items to the Foundations class (Scates Hall, Room 204) on November 30th and December 7th. All donations will be donated after finals to the Memphis Union Mission.  If you are unable to make these dates, please let Executive Social Action Chair Obrenka Thompson know. Here email is as follows:


2016 PHSA Election – Vote Now!


It is time to vote for the 2016 Public Health Student Association Executive Board. Please read the instructions below explaining the voting process:

1. Go to

2. Once on the website, log in with your UUID and password (i.e., same as when you log in to your UofM email). [Note: If you do not log in with your UofM information, you will not be able to vote.]

3. Once you have completed voting in each ballot, please click “Vote” to complete your submission. You may only have one submission. [Note: Candidates and current officers MAY vote in the election.]

Thank you for voting, and we look forward to announcing our 2016 Executive Board!


details_73ebdb079c67bd26b690722f881065be390b76f63RD ANNUAL MILLION CALORIE BURN 5K

Now in its 3rd year, the Million Calorie Burn has become known as the premier 5k walk/run supporting calorie reduction and physical activity for children and families in the Greater Memphis area. Started by Common Table Health Alliance in 2013, the Million Calorie Burn has encouraged hundreds of people to embrace better, smarter ways of healthy eating and active living. Last year, registrants burned over 500 calories per participant in the 5k, one-mile fun run, yoga and Zumba demonstrations, line dancing and other activities!

Several local nonprofit organizations in the Common Table’s community partner network also support healthy eating and active living in Shelby County. The 3rd Annual Million Calorie Burn will allow participants to choose from one of nine nonprofit running teams to support their organizational mission and their efforts in combating the obesity epidemic. The running teams represent a unique partnership of local nonprofit organizations collaborating to support calorie reduction and amplifying physical activity.

Proceeds from the Million Calorie Burn 5k will support each of the running teams’ commitment to making Memphis and Shelby County a healthier place to live, work and play. Register today! The first 500 participants to register will receive premium goody bags! Join Mayor Wharton and the running teams on October 10.


Memphis and Shelby County continue to be challenged by social and economic factors that drive many regional health indicators to the bottom third of most national and state health rankings. In addition, our obesity rates are some of the highest among children in the county, a key indicator of early diagnosis of juvenile diabetes. Improvements to diet and exercise are known to enhance the lives of patients suffering from high rates of chronic diseases.


Please visit the link for RacesOnline for Million Calorie Burn 5K to register for the race and to see more details about the event.

Event: Memphis River Warriors Clean-up

downloadCome clean up McKellar Lake with the Memphis River Warriors! Our clean up will be on September 26, 2015. 10AM-12PM. We will provide bottled water, gloves, and trash bags. We recommend that you wear long pants and boots/closed-toe shoes. All volunteers will receive a Memphis River Warriors bandana for participating. You will see our signs on the corner of Jack Carley Causeway and West Trigg Avenue. We hope to see you there!

Day: September 26, 2015

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: 456 Jack Carley Causeway, Memphis, TN