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 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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Falk College seeks participants for new study examining how vacation impacts physical, psychological health Falk College seeks participants for new study examining how vacation impacts physical, psychological healthTo demonstrate the potential costly effects of not taking time off from work as well as the beneficial effects that can result from vacationing, Falk College’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition is embarking on a new research ... Read more

Seniors present public health poster symposium Seniors present public health poster symposiumPublic health seniors recently presented a poster symposium showcasing the internships they held with local community organizations, including: Elmcrest Children’s Center, the Onondaga County Health Department, the Street Addictions Institute and SUNY Upstate Medical University, among many others. Topics included, ... Read more

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