Community Health Education
The Community Health Education program in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to design and implement programs to assist all people to participate in their life situations to the fullest extent of their capabilities. As part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Community Health Education program offers a range of degrees including:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated 4+1 MPH Degree Program
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Community Health Education enables people to gain control over the social, political, and personal conditions that affect their health. Community health educators are on the frontlines of this nation’s efforts to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.
In the Spotlight
Results of a national study led by Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans, with others at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University of California, Los Angeles, suggest that risk for alcohol and drug use disorders among United States military veterans is increased by childhood adversity, and in ways that are different between women and men and different compared to the civilian population.
Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Jin Kim-Mozeleski recently received a five-year, $839,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop an outreach program to help people with food insecurity to quit smoking. Her project follows up on research that observed a link between smoking and the difficulty in having access to enough healthy and preferred food to lead an active and healthy life.