Public Health

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)

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Falk College hosts author, nutritionist Jill Castle October 6 Falk College hosts author, nutritionist Jill Castle October 6Falk College and its Nutrition program will host the Second Annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series featuring childhood nutrition expert and author, Jill Castle, MS, RDN, CDN, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. Her ... Read more

Student Wins Regional Award from University & Professional Continuing Education Student Wins Regional Award from University & Professional Continuing EducationFrom Eileen Jevis with SU News. When Timothy Bryant graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University through the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program in May 2015, he fulfilled a lifelong dream. Attending SU was a golden opportunity that he ... Read more

Genesis Health Project launches Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia caregivers support program Genesis Health Project launches Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia caregivers support programA $500,000 grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will fund programming to deliver Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving support to the African American community in Syracuse —including respite care and connections to community resources—as part of the ... Read more

Falk College now offering MSPH Falk College now offering MSPHFalk College is now offering a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH). Available beginning Fall 2016, this degree prepares graduates for research careers in a variety of local, national and international public health settings. Unlike applied training in public ... Read more

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