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.
Community Health Education
in the spotlight
Associate Professor Lisa Wexler has received a $700,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institutes of Mental Health to develop a system of culturally-responsive public health intervention strategies to reduce youth suicidal behavior and bolster protective factors in tribal communities.
Public Health alumna Mary Ann Petti, MPH ’12, recently received a Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) “30 Under 30” award as part of its 2014 National Health Education Week campaign.