making American schools healthy, one child at a time
The George Washington University HealthBox Summit
The Children's Health Awareness Program in Schools partnered with the GWU American Medical Physiology Club (AMPC) and the GWU American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative for our 4th health conference!
When? April 16, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where? Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, this conference was held virtually on Zoom.
To provide a platform for diverse fields and sectors, weaving unique and different perspectives in our community, to find innovative solutions for the most pressing health issues today - such as childhood obesity, lung cancer, and artificial intelligence in healthcare
To inspire the upcoming leaders in medicine, technology, education, legislation and business to come together to connect with existing leaders and each other to innovate healthcare solutions. We invited students of every major to learn more about their passions while becoming aware and informed about health epidemics.
What's In it For You?
Expand your network, connect with mentors and leaders in a field that interests you, become empowered and educated leaders in the fight against the obesity epidemic and promote health. Be the change and be the bridge to tackle epidemics that plague our nation.
After the panel discussions, students engaged in a mini-hackathon. The ultimate goal of the hackathon was to choose a topic discussed by any one of the speakers, and develop a blueprint or a design (in a presentation or document form) of an app or a technological device, to find a solution for that issue and help advance the field.
Certificates were given to the participants and the winners were eligible to win prizes including:
Research internship with Senator Barbara Favola
Policy Internship with Senator Barbara Favola
Free personal training intro packages offered by the GWU
CHAPS is a non-profit organization that aims to enable and empower school going children to make healthier choices. We cooperate with our local policy makers, business leaders, health experts, and children in which we give our community a platform to come together and share knowledge, experiences, and solutions about one of the most distressing problems in the 21st century - childhood obesity.
CHAPS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization