Public Health Committees (PHCs) were formed with the purpose of spreading awareness of different public health issues in the community. SLU Lions club currently has a PHC for malnutrition, eating disorders, obesity, drugs and alcohol, and environment.
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Malnutrition (Courtney Gilmore)
People in the St. Louis community and around the world suffer from malnutrition due to the lack of access of resources. The malnutrition PHC focuses on spreading awareness of the causes and effects of malnutrition and its prevalence in the areas around us.
Eating Disorders (Catherine Burns)
The eating disorders PHC describes the different types of eating disorders and what to do if a loved one is thought to have an eating disorder. It also advocates for healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
Obesity (Lakshmi Subraja)
Obesity is a rapidly growing problem in the US. The obesity PHC works to spread awareness of the causes of obesity and its potential health effects, in the hopes that the education it provides will encourage initiatives focused on becoming a healthier community.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco (Looking for a Director)
This PHC not only educates students about drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse, but also promotes involvement in fun, safe, and accessible events and activities. Many of the PHC’s education efforts will be partnered with the NCADA and will take place in local middle schools and high schools.
Environmental (Looking for a Director)
The Environmental PHC works with informing the community of modern environmental concerns. Also, this PHC will most likely be helping the community carry out eco-friendly projects. Community projects may include the Sustainable Land Lab project, the Greenhouse Initiative, and local urban gardens.