Tag Archives: public health

My study trip to Cuba

  In January 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend one week in Cuba and learn about its healthcare system, thanks to the CUNY Institute for Health Equity and Professor Marilyn Aguirre-Molina. Since the end of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Health, Health, Healthcare, prevention, Public Health, Public Health History | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Paid Sick Days: A Public Health Issue

Imagine ordering a meal at a fast food restaurant, and seeing the person preparing it sniffling, coughing and sneezing. It probably happens more often than you realize. Most fast food restaurant workers in New York City do not have paid … Continue reading

Posted in Living Wage, Paid Sick Days, prevention, Public Health Education, Worker Rights | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

2012 National Health Promotion Summit, Washington, D.C.

I spent an exciting few days in Washington, D.C. last week, at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Association for … Continue reading

Posted in National Health Promotion Summit, prevention, Public Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Celebrate National Public Health Week 2012, April 2-8

Monday, April 2nd marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPHW), spearheaded by the American Public Health Association. This year’s theme is A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement. The aim is to encourage Americans to take preventive … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health | Tagged , | Comments Off

My Road to Public Health

Hi readers! Just thought I would take some time to introduce myself. I was so excited to get that first blog post out regarding contraception, because the more news that came out about limiting women’s rights and access to care, … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

15 Stunning Public Health Infographics

The field of public health is full interesting challenges. At home and abroad, public health issues are becoming increasingly important. We know that our policies have bearing on our health, and our choices can impact our health. Additionally, we also … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Resources | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Top 50 International Health Experts Worth Following on Twitter

One of the great things about technology, and the Internet, is that it is possible to make connections with truly amazing people. If you are interested in public health, you can find out more online. Social media web sites allow … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Resources | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

20 Public Health Experts Worth Knowing

If you crave a job overseas as a public health practitioner, you have plenty of folks you can use as guiding lights. The following list of 20 public health experts worth knowing all have traveled in their jobs, some to … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Top 50 Public Health News Sites

When it comes to public health, it is important to make sure you have access to the best information. Technology makes it easy to keep up with the latest public health information, warnings and more. With the help of the … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Resources | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Top 10 Most Influential Public Health Professors

Public health professors maintain research focuses in a wide variety of subjects, from workplace conditions to adolescent sexuality and from second-hand smoke issues to mosquitoes and malaria epidemiology. In all cases, their work often leads to policy changes that contribute … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off