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In less than a second, a Google search of the phrase ‘master’s in public health salary’ yields 220 million results. The field holds great variety and career potential. You’ll find researchers and other public health professionals in universities and colleges, government agencies, city and state he...

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Although they don’t receive as much attention as rising healthcare premiums or drug breakthroughs tend to, public health concerns that affect communities at large are among the biggest challenges on the nation’s healthcare landscape.

Public health professionals in the United States are working...

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We talk a lot today about public health policy issues on a global stage. The term ‘global health’ first appeared in scientific literature in the 1940s,1 and was used as a foundation for the creation of the World Health Organization in 1948.2 However, as a matter of public policy, it wasn’t dis...

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Public health is one of the most diverse fields in healthcare practice, and the public health industry is expanding and changing at a rapid rate.1 To break into this competitive field, strong qualifications, such as a Master of Public Health (MPH), are essential, and a winning public health pe...

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Between 1800 and 2001, the human lifespan in the Americas doubled.1 This can be attributed to several factors, including a higher standard of living, more comprehensive nutrition, economic development, and expansive biomedical research.2 Our innovations to preserve life and health have come a...

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Public health is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.”1 Though COVID-19 is a crisis currently enveloping the globe, there are other public health issues that professionals around the worl...

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In February, Lauren Hoff-Borling would never have guessed she’d be leading a presentation on public health to her Army Reserve unit. She definitely would not have expected they’d actually care about it.

In addition to being an intelligence analyst and a Kent State online Master of Public Health...

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As a lactation consultant, Caytlyn Weiland plays a critical role during an emotional experience for new mothers. Now due to COVID-19, her role has taken on additional importance and stress.

From the start of the pandemic, pregnant women and new mothers have been greatly impacted by the lack of...

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd, social justice has become a top priority across many different sectors and industries in this country. Now, more than ever, it is essential for professionals in every sector to have a solid understanding of what social justi...

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Tina Caporaso was just a few months into a new job before the COVID-19 pandemic caused upheaval across the country. Hired as a living donor education coordinator at Tampa General Hospital in Florida, and currently enrolled in Kent State’s online MPH program, Caporaso found herself stepping into...

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