What is public health?
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world.
Public health professionals work to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research – in contrast to clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. Public health also works to limit health disparities. A large part of public health is promoting healthcare equity, quality and accessibility. (CDC)
Falk hosts November 4 Graduate Program Information Session When students think graduate school, they think curriculum, campus, community, but most of all, what the degree will mean for their lives. It’s not until after completing their degree that Falk College graduate students realize the profound difference it made ... Read more
Council on Education for Public Health Accredits Falk’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Syracuse University today announced it has received accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the bachelor of science degree offered through Falk College. Among the first college and universities in New York State to earn CEPH ... Read more
Falk research experience is key to success for public health alumna There are few experiences more exciting than being submersed in a community with vibrant diversity. That’s why Samadhi Moreno ’14 took a leap, leaving her home in Puerto Rico to study at Syracuse University. “I wanted to go somewhere the complete ... Read more
Public health student competes to present sustainable housing design in France Fast-forward to the year 2050. What will sustainable housing look like? That’s precisely what architecture students Sarah Ritchey ’17 and Emily Greer ’18, engineering graduate student Riley Gourde, and public health senior Kate DeWitte are competing to answer in the ... Read more