MPH@GW Blog


APHA 2016: Improving Urban Health Through Green Spaces

For many people, the relationship between health equity and green spaces isn’t immediately apparent. A recent APHA 2016 session, however, explored some of the most convincing arguments for green development as means of improving health.

APHA 2016: President Camara Jones on Claiming a Seat at the Table of Opportunity

How can public health help advance the conversation about racism and other modes of systemic oppression? During the opening ceremony of the 144th annual American Public Health Association conference, APHA President Camara Jones addressed this question by sharing one of the most illuminating moments of her career.

APHA 2016: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Creating a Healthier World for Women

MPH@GW recently attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo, where hundreds of poster sessions, panels and speeches covered topics aligned with the theme of this year’s meeting, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.” 

Public Health Campaigns That Change Minds

How do you motivate an individual to quit smoking? Persuade a community to vaccinate their children? Incentivize a whole nation to eat better? These types of questions are at the heart of every health communication campaign.

Program Graduate Helps Ensure Accessibility for Students

While she was enrolled in MPH@GW, Daniela Chieffo’s day job was working as the program’s Academic Support Advisor. While she was taking electives and finishing up her degree, she was also helping her classmates work their way through the program.

What Does the Future Hold for Health Informatics?

Most administrators and clinicians lack the expertise to effectively collect, store and interpret this data, which explains why career opportunities for health informatics professionals have never been more promising.