The National Student Program provides students and young professionals with resources to support their involvement with PHR, to help them connect with one another, and to build the skills to advocate for human rights.
Visit the PHR Student Blog to stay up-to-date on the latest news, events, and opportunities.
The PHR National Student Program has created PHR Toolkits to give students the information and tools to create their own initiative:
- Student Chapter Toolkit
- Health and Human Rights Education
- Asylum and Detention
- Medical Professionalism
- Essential Medicines
- Health Access in Massachusetts
The National Student Program Online Community is where you can connect with other students and health professionals who are dedicated to protecting human rights.
For full access to all of the Student Program resources, and to receive email updates about opportunities for advocacy and education, join now, create a profile, and join a chapter (or start your own).
PHR uses the skills of health professionals (forensics, physical exams, epidemiology) to establish evidence of human rights violations. Based on this evidence, PHR provides concrete policy recommendations. Advocacy is essential to ensuring that policies are changed to promote and protect human rights.
As the next generation of health professionals, students across the country advocate for action based on PHR’s research. Student advocacy includes:
- Responding to PHR Action Alerts
- Participating in PHR National Actions
- Organizing local, direct actions on issues they choose
- Raising awareness of health and human rights issues on campuses, in local communities, and in the media
- Organizing educational events
- Urging elected officials to take action