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Sarah Toevs


Awareness of health related organization within a student population was evaluated to better understand the knowledge and demands of the student population with it comes to these organizations. Professional organizations offer a wide range of benefits to student members with many providing valuable information about internships, careers, and service opportunities. Students enrolled in university­based academic programs throughout Idaho were invited to participate in web­based anonymous survey. The survey was distributed at each institution through faculty teaching various health related courses. The survey was designed to gather information from students on: awareness of health related organizations, current involvement in various organizations, knowledge of the potential benefits of participation in an organization, and perceived benefits of membership in an organization and preferred routes of communication. Findings will be shared with health related organizations and published on the Idaho Public Health Association's website. The study was approved by Boise State University Social & Behavioral Institutional Review Board, IRB #193­SB15­028.