Just ahead of World Mental Health Day 2018, the Colorado School of Public Health has announced its newest Master of Public Health concentration: Population Mental Health and Wellbeing.
The newest MPH concentration from ColoradoSPH, which will enroll its first students in Fall 2019. It is among the first and only MPH concentrations in population mental health in the country. The coursework provides students with a foundation in the principles and theories of public health practice, combined with the specialized knowledge needed to practice public health in the areas of mental health, substance use and wellbeing promotion.
“Mental health and substance use are major priorities in the field, and we’re reading news about them every day, but we’re finding that a lot of our workforce just isn’t armed with the expertise they need in etiology of mental disorders, substance use epidemiology, prevention strategies, and policies and systems that promote wellbeing,” says Dr. Jenn Leiferman, director of the program.
Graduates from this concentration will be prepared to bridge these gaps. It is ideal for public health professionals seeking to expand their expertise to mental health and wellbeing promotion, service providers who seek a population-level perspective, or those looking to launch a meaningful career in this exciting new field.