Public Health

Public health professionals focus on preventing disease and injury by promoting healthy lifestyles. They implement educational programs, develop policies, administer services, conduct research, and regulate health systems to achieve these goals. The public health field confronts personal, community, environmental, and global health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.

Common areas of study include Behavioral and Social Science, Biostatistics and Informatics, Community Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Global Health, Health Policy and Management, Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Minority Health and Health Disparities. 

To learn more about career and degree options in the field of public health visit the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) website. 

HHP CONTACTS

Karen Heckert kheckert@cocc.edu

Owen Murphy omurphy@cocc.edu

COLLEGE/DEGREE OPTIONS

 COCC

 Oregon State University, Corvallis 

Here is a video from OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences that provides a nice overview of the public health field and the OSU program. 

Oregon Health and Science University 

Portland State University 

Select Out-of-State Programs