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CPHA Mentors on Request 

(previously Mentoring Organization Registry)

M.O.R. for the Future of Public Health

Make a Difference, Grow Our Workforce, Connect with Youth

In 2007, CPHA formed the Mentoring Organization Registry, now called Mentors on Request (MOR), with seven members. Today, the MOR has grown to a 45-member organization representing a broad range of institutions, including University of CT Graduate Program of Public Health,  the Area Health Education Centers of CT,  the CT Department of Public Health, and the American Cancer Society CT Chapter.   Through our collaborative efforts we have provided older youth and undergraduates across the state with opportunities to understand public health through active involvement.  Our goal has been to develop youth and undergraduates as future public health advocates, leaders and knowledgeable citizens. 

Over the past 10 years we have helped thousands of students become aware of public health by: 

  • Annually reaching over 2000 high school and early college students through our guest speakers presentations. 
  • Providing educators with resources, including online health literacy lessons and public health 101 lessons that can be used in the classroom, or to complement service learning or community activities.  
  • Sharing job and internship opportunity posts with CPHA members and students
  • Developing presentations and resources for public health mentors to simplify their work

Watch for our Match MOR Webpage!

Currently, we are surveying our members in order to design a web page where public health students can post their workforce learning (experiential learning) needs and mentor organizations can post the opportunities they offer. 

Who We Are

Unlike Fortune 500 companies that invest in company tours and internships to find young talent for their workplace, CPHA has a different attitude about spending time with students. Even if students do not join the public health workforce, they will be more likely to contribute to a healthy community by practicing healthy behaviors, caring for the environment and becoming effective public health advocates and educated citizens. In short, as career mentors and ambassadors, MOR members never lose when we spend time with youth and young adults.

         Mentors on Request (MOR) Members - As of January 2018

The 45 M.O.R. Members

American Cancer Society   Institute for Community Research
Black Women’s Health Council  Ledge Light Health District
Central CT Health District
 Meriden Dept. of Health and Human Services
Chesprocott Health District  Naugatuck Valley Health District
CT Area Health Education Center
 New Britain Health Department
CT Association of Directors of Health
 New Haven Health Department 
CT Children’s Medical Center, Injury Prevention
 New London Health Department
CT Department of Public Health
 Newtown Health Department
CT Partnership for Public Health Workforce Development
 Northeast District Department of Health
Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity
 Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Danbury Health and Housing Department
 Plainville-Southington Regional Health District
Delta Omega Beta Rho, Univ. of CT MPH Program
 Public Health Expertise Network of Mentors
East Hartford Dept. of Health and Human Services
 Southern CT State University Dept. of Public Health
East Shore District Health Department
 Southern CT State University Public Health Society
Eastern CT State University Health Science Dept.
 University of St. Joseph
Farmington Valley Health District
 University of Hartford
Goodwin College
 Univ. of CT, Master of Public Health Alumni Board
Guilford Health Department
 University of CT Master of Public Health Program
Hartford Food System  University of CT, Public Health Student Organization
Hartford Health and Human Services Department
 West Haven Health Department
Health Occupations Students of America, CT Chapter
 Yale School of Public Health
Health and Equity, LLC
 Yale Emerging Infections Program
Hispanic Health Council


2017-18 Priorities

MOR’s Advisory Board representing experts in public and private education, workforce development, curriculum development and mentoring will ensure that future MOR activities effectively connect educators to public health professionals. CPHA MOR priorities for 2017-18 currently include:

  • Expanding public health experiential learning and career mentoring to undergraduate public health majors
  • Reaching 3000 students around the state through our Adventures in Public Health presentation and the CPHA MOR-HOSA Move and Mentor Step Challenge. 
  • Establishing a webpage to connect MOR public health mentors to schools and students
  • Securing funding to support MOR staffing and/or student interns


Resources and Professional Development Opportunities

Free Tools for Educators, Employers and Mentors

Download our Introduction to Public Health PowerPoint:
                   Adventures in Public Health (2018)
The PowerPoint covers hot topics and careers in public health and provides  short videos and engaging activities  that introduce students to the field.




What is Health Literacy (Download Here)

An introduction to a 3 unit curriculum geared to high school,  early college and peer mentor training (2018)



Making Internships Work: A Toolkit for Public Health Employers: A CPHA MOR publication developed for public health professionals to design and manage effective internships and to partner with schools in service learning and capstone projects. The new version will be available in February 2018. 

Speed Mentoring Guide


How to Join the MOR

To connect with teachers and teaching institutions to prepare young people for community service, healthier lifestyles and careers in public health, just click here for the MOR Registration Form.


For more information about the CPHA MOR, please contact the MOR Chair Cyndi Stern at

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