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Public Health / Public Policy

The Public Health/Public Policy area of study is designed to help students analyze public health issues, evaluate methods of intervention and recommend new approaches to implementation. Examples of health issues examined include the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, racial and ethnic health disparities, the relationship between health and the built environment, improving health outcomes through poverty and violence prevention, links between management and management of health systems and the links between health and marketing, communication and technology.

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

  • Effectively analyze what social, political, environmental and economic forces influence the health of populations
  • Classify causes of disease and the impact they have on public health
  • Evaluate interventions to combat public health issues
  • Make suggestions to improve policy and public health practice