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Public Health

Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" (1920, C.E.A. Winslow). It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization. Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, and occupational health are other important subfields.

The focus of public health intervention is to improve health and quality of life through the prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions, through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors. Promotion of hand washing and breastfeeding, delivery of vaccinations, and distribution of condoms to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases are examples of common public health measures.

Modern public health practice requires multidisciplinary teams of professionals including physicians specialising in public health/community medicine/infectious disease, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health nurses, medical microbiologists, environmental health officers, dental hygienists, dietitians and nutritionists, health inspectors, veterinarians, public health engineers, public health lawyers, sociologists, community development workers, communications officers, and others.

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Matching Public Health Colleges

Johns Hopkins University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,280 average out-state tuition; $42,280 average in-state tuition
University of California-Berkeley
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,088 average out-state tuition; $43,088 average in-state tuition
Walden University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,400 average out-state tuition; $10,400 average in-state tuition
Harvard University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,305 average out-state tuition; $36,305 average in-state tuition
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $14,916 average out-state tuition; $5,726 average in-state tuition
Florida International University
Four or more years; Public; $15,388 average out-state tuition; $3,580 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Public Health Majors

name award deadline

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

$36,000 January 14, 2019 See Details

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

award

$36,000

deadline

January 14, 2019
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Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

Up to $20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Minority Fellowship - American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

$15,000 January 31, 2019 See Details

Minority Fellowship - American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

award

$15,000

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship Committee

$15,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship

Wendy Jackson Hall Memorial Scholarship Committee

award

$15,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Hospital Corporation of America Scholars Scholarship

Tennessee State University

$14,500 March 31, 2019 See Details

Hospital Corporation of America Scholars Scholarship

Tennessee State University

award

$14,500

deadline

March 31, 2019
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Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

$10,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection

award

$10,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

From the Top

Up to $10,000 March 09, 2019 See Details

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

From the Top

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

March 09, 2019
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Dennis W. Farrell Pre-Medicine Scholarship

Central Washington University

$8,102 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dennis W. Farrell Pre-Medicine Scholarship

Central Washington University

award

$8,102

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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