The Dual Duel

Public health issues can be complex and vast, requiring complex and vast solutions for prevention and treatment. The diversity needed to address these issues is not just within public health, e.g., an epidemiologist working with a registered dietician. We also benefit from the expertise of...

The CDC is the Place...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA is one of the premier public health organizations in the world! CDC experts and programs provide data and statistics on diseases,  engage in health promotion campaigns, conduct emergency response surveillance, sponsor interesting...

How Midwifery Can Sa...

Today’s release of The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011 report ignited discussion and debate about the role of midwives and their impact on maternal deaths. The report estimates that “Nearly 3.6 millions lives could be saved in 58 developing countries around the world...

Healthletter is the ...

Sometimes the best programs are “just” about providing information. For example, for the past 40 years the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Nutrition Action Healthletter has provided nutrition and other health information to hundreds of thousands of people in...

The Promo of Health ...

If you are interested in health promotion, here is a great site linking a network of students, professionals and employers of via social media tools. And, as a bonus, you can find jobs, internships, information about degree programs and free webinars. Join in and get...

UNC SPHF 2011 in the...

For the past week, my staff and I have been completing the final stages of preparation for the arrival of 30 (primarily minority and disadvantaged) undergraduate college students to arrive our campus. We (as in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health community) invited them to join us...

Analyze This, House!

This belongs in the “learn something new and interesting everyday” category. When I think of what epidemiologists do, I tend to think of experts tracking diseases in large communities or highly mobile people. Today, I learned about epidemiology-based programs in hospitals, which,...