Health Students Taking Action Together


Health Students Taking Action Together (H-STAT) is a student-run, non-profit organization that unites professional students throughout the state and across disciplines in service, education, and advocacy to improve the health of all Georgians.

We intend to create a healthier Georgia through the development of professional leaders who effect change through interdisciplinary collaboration and embody a civic ethic that will benefit our state for years to come.

H-STAT seeks to make being active in the health community a professional habit. By helping students and health professionals see advocacy as a continuum that links education and service to policy, we can facilitate the development of a new cohort of health leaders.

"HealthSTAT has grown into a sophisticated lobbying/advocacy nonprofit with student members from across health professions, including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health, from five Georgia schools."

- Martha Nolan McKenzie, Editor of Rollins magazine for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

At H-STAT, we know that health students have significant course loads and little time to spare. We also know that classrooms and labs aren’t the only places to learn. By joining H-STAT, you’ll get hands-on experience in your community that will help you appreciate and contextualize what you’re learning in school.

“I have seen national professional associations with multi-million-dollar budgets that are not nearly as well organized, focused, and disciplined as HealthSTAT. I’m still trying to figure out where they learned this.”

- Arthur L. Kellermann, former associate dean for health policy at Emory SOM and founder of the department of emergency medicine at Emory University and the Center for Injury Control at Rollins School of Public Health

H-STAT members are connected to their communities in ways many students aren’t. We keep you informed about important health issues and provide you with the opportunities and skills to affect the key decisions facing Georgia.