Knowing that there's an opportunity to harness rapidly evolving technologies to solve public health problems that have plagued the world for decades inspired me to study public health.See full profile
Students who concentrate in community health are interested in the health characteristics of populations within a shared geographical area. Students in this field view a healthy life not through individual achievements but through the lens of the community structure – one that supports its constituent members to make healthy choices through public educational resources. In community health, public health professionals try to better understand the foundational blocks of a given community and the role these structures play in promoting a healthy life in a given area – whether it be a neighborhood, a city, or an entire region.Find Academic Programs in Community Health
Health education is a pillar of behavior change and public health interventions from vaccination coverage to smoking cessation and condom use. This course provides students with the knowledge, competencies, and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs for a defined community. Students will select a specific community, research a pressing public health issue, and design an educational campaign based on the population, health issue, and resources.
This course helps students understand the programs, regulations, and legislation pertaining to food production, food safety, nutrition assistance, and dietary guidance in the U.S. Students will understand the policies behind food safety, the major nutritional problems that affect individuals and populations, and grasp the scientific basis for nutritional recommendations brought before the scientific and lay communities.
There is a pressing need for public health professionals with training in the prevention, analysis, and control of intentional and unintentional injuries. Students will practice conducting literature reviews and health problem analyses to examine determinants of injury prevention and violence, as well as propose webs of causation for selected outcomes.
I aspire to improve the overall health and well-being of populations through public health practice. Previously as a pre-med student, I dreamed of navigating patients through their ailments and health issues. However, I came to realize I wanted to use my skills and talents to create an impact and positive change in groups instead of individuals, and be able to empower individuals and populations so that they can be their own health navigators.See full profile
I was inspired to study public health after volunteering with a medical clinic for the homeless in New Mexico. Working with disadvantaged populations who visited the clinic, I realized that as a public health professional, I could directly affect whole communities as well as individuals. The notion that as a public health professional we can grapple with and conquer large health issues, and change not only our lives but the lives of entire populations, is what inspired me to study public health.See full profile