MPH@GW Blog


Is Renting Bad for Your Health? How Renters Can Ensure Safe and Secure Housing

When people turn to short-term housing for affordability and convenience, they have to be vigilant about the state of their housing. Renters can be exposed to carbon monoxide, lead, mold, indoor air pollution and poor water quality. Substandard rental housing might put tenants at risk, and renters typically have to rely on landlords for home improvements.

Top Careers for Those With a Health Informatics Degree

As the health care industry has become increasingly data-driven, the need for health informatics and analytics managers to organize and draw conclusions from health information has increased. HealthInformatics@GW is designed to prepare you for a career in health information technology. Learn more about health information technology (HIT) careers.

Global vigilance, and funds, needed to prevent pandemics

Public health officials are worried about the Trump administration’s plans to slash funding for epidemic-fighting efforts. One program at risk helps poorer nations with prevention, detection and response to outbreaks of diseases like Ebola.

The Growing Cost of Aging in America, Part 3: Sources of Care

The cost of aging falls on the aging individuals themselves, the health care system, and — often — family caregivers. In the final part of our series on the cost of aging, we look at how much the aging population spends on different sources of care, and the cost for family caregivers.

Poverty vs. Federal Poverty Level

There are two ways the government defines poverty: poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines. What do these two types of measurement mean in practice?

The Growing Cost of Aging in America, Part 2: Medicare and Social Security

As the U.S. population ages, more and more people rely on the benefits from Social Security and Medicare. But is the U.S. prepared for the rising costs of human services programs that accompany an aging population? In the second installment of a three-part series on the growing cost of aging in the United States, we delve into costs associated with Medicare and Social Security.