Partnership Approach to Training students about Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes

Training students on how policy, systems and environmental changes can impact population health is challenging. With so many different learning styles and innovative ways to teach, identifying key partners in the field to expose students to real world examples is imperative. During, the spring of 2018 students had the opportunity to attend the Truth Initiative Policy Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


Ten Kennesaw State University (KSU) students attended the conference and were trained on how to develop and engage their peers and local community on an anti-tobacco education campaign. The students’ partnered with other students across the county to implement the education campaign on site and received feedback.


As a result of this partnership with the Truth Initiative, this cohort of students are not only advocating for KSU to remain a 100% Tobacco Free Campus but are also recruiting their peers to advocate for policy change both on and off campus.  Partnerships with all sectors are key to student learning and success.       

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

3:20pm to 3:50pm
Room 462

Session Format

30 minute presentation

Session Track

Teaching and Learning (teaching_and_learning)