Tag: education

How Pre-K Programs Can Lead to Better Health Outcomes

By Catherine Patterson My first job out of college was as a Head Start teacher. I had a classroom full of 20 three-year-olds, and I’m not afraid to admit (now) that I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I was the very definition of “fake it till you make it” that first year. Thankfully,… Read more »

New Research: Graduate Degrees in Public Health Continue to Rise

The number of public health graduate degree conferrals increased more than 300% from 1992 to 2016, according to a new study, “Trends in the Conferral of Graduate Public Health Degrees: A Triangulated Approach.” The study presents the first estimates of total U.S. public health degree conferrals at the master’s and doctoral levels. “Graduate public health… Read more »

The Documentary as a Teaching Tool

by Adam Judge Engagement is the key to effective instruction. A direct path to engagement is simply to tell a good story. Documentary film, done well, can engage and instruct through storytelling. Consider Ken Burns’ The Civil War. Presented to the Public Broadcasting Service audience as a niche product – a miniseries exploring at length… Read more »

University of Miami, de Beaumont Foundation Launch Business Certificate Program for Public Health

The University of Miami’s School of Business Administration, Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, and the de Beaumont Foundation today announced the establishment of a unique certificate program aimed at training public health professionals in business fundamentals and skills. A 2015 study using the results of the Public Health Workforce Interests and… Read more »