This innovative initiative is aimed to instill
Leadership and Educational Advancement among youth to solve Public (LEAP) health challenges of the 21st century


-Dr. Ashish Joshi, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Memphis
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REAIM Public Health Ideas through the Lens of the Youth

This is an innovative initiative aimed to assist youth to come up with out-of-box solutions to address public health challenges of the 21st century. This platform brings together youth's ideas on how today's pressing public health problems can be addressed across diverse local and global settings.

We bring together some selected high schools in this inaugural launch - before we embark upon the journey to solving public health challenges by connecting youth locally, nationally, and globally.

What is a public health issue?

Public Health issues include diseases and conditions that impact entire populations.

A few examples

How to tackle obesity?

Ways to enhance physical activity

Mental health issues among youth

Environmental and climate health concerns

Risky health behaviors such as drug, alcohol and substance abuse

Access to healthy food

Social media misinformation

Ways to address violence and bullying

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Theme: "Become a Public Health Champion of Change".

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This will serve as an excellent opportunity to get your ideas recognized, highlight, and find solutions to the growing public heath challenges among the youth.

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Get your thinking caps on and be a part of this enriching experience!

Why participate?
Who can participate?
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This initiative will allow the participants to achieve the objectives.


Turn ideas into reality.


Solve public health problems through innovative and sustainable solutions.


Contribute towards improvement of good health and well-being.


Become champions of public health change.

Why Participate

Planning Blocks

High school students from grade 9 to 12 with interest in solving Public Health challenges of the 21st century.

Announcement of Initiative
Information Session
Deadline for Participant Registration
Abstract Submission
Initial Screening
Pitching of Ideas & Announcement of Results

Abstract Details

(Limit: 500 words)

  1. Problem statement (10 points) highlight topic and the public health problem it addresses.
    • Background
    • Objective
    • Significance and Relevance
  2. Solution/Innovation proposed (10 points)
  3. Approach - describe how you plan to address this problem (10 points)
  4. Impact: How would you assess? (10 Points)
  5. Sustainability: How will you propose the sustainability of the solution? (10 Points)
Question with Lens
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Awards and recognition

  • Certificate of participation
  • Public Health Swag
  • Gift vouchers
  • The best 7 public health ideas will get an opportunity to be featured on the website, social media and newsletter
The Judging Criteria
Public Health Ideas

The 7 best public health ideas would be selected by the esteemed jury representing multidisciplinary team based on the following criteria:

  • Creative
  • Research oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Accessible
  • Transformative
  • Effective
Participating Schools
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