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The healthcare industry in the U.S. is experiencing rapid change, and there is significant demand for strong leaders who can guide healthcare organizations through this change. With a healthcare management degree, you will be able to help shape the future of healthcare in different ways. What kind...

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A public health manager is a leader in the field of public health. Usually, public health management professionals are part of a public health team, such as the staff of a hospital, health department or medical facility.1 However, there are roles in public health management across many organiza...

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Health and safety engineers help ensure workers stay safe, even in challenging environments such as manufacturing plants or construction sites. It's an essential role that can save lives using technical knowledge and expertise. If you thrive in demanding situations, excel at math and science, and...

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Being able to change lives (and often even save lives) every day is one of the most significant and rewarding parts of working in healthcare. But the need for meaningful change in healthcare also goes beyond the individual level. If you're looking to advance your healthcare career, moving into hea...

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What Constitutes a Public Health Issue?

Is gun violence a public health issue? Many Americans would have different answers to this. The truth is, it’s a complicated issue that brings out a lot of passion from each side. There are also political matters and bills that have been passed that have mad...

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Global Health Immersion Blog

Are you interested in global public health? With residences in Geneva, Switzerland and Florence, Italy as well as many global partnerships in China, India, Turkey and beyond, Kent State students have several options when searching for opportunities to expand their horizons while connecting classro...

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SlenkovichFacultySpotlight

Exploring the Impact of Community Health Needs Assessments

Ken Slenkovich is the assistant dean of Kent State University’s College of Public Health and program director for the school’s online Master of Public Health program. Leveraging his diverse experience as a public health professional, w...

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Public health careers appeal to different people for different reasons, just as certain universities make more sense for certain individuals. The university you choose should be a conduit through which you can achieve your aspirations, and there are many factors to consider in the selection proces...

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Is the Land of Plenty starving?

Post Food Deserts Starving

Of the nearly 323 million individuals who live in the United States, almost seven percent make their home in a food desert. That means more than 23 million Americans, including millions of children, are without consistent or easy access to fresh, nutrient-dense me...

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A Look at Public Healthcare Economicsv

If “public health” refers to caring for the collective health of a population, then “public health economics” is the science of how a society takes on and manages this responsibility with limited resources. Public health policy is broad: While some of it does focus directly on healthcare, other ar...

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