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EIU Department of Public Health

Community Health

"In the United States, the field of community health is anchored in a rich history of innovations in public health methods and programs directed at reducing risk factor prevalence, decreasing acute and chronic disease burden and injury occurrence, and promoting health.....

 

"Community health is a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary collaborative enterprise that uses public health science, evidence-based strategies, and other approaches to engage and work with communities, in a culturally appropriate manner, to optimize the health and quality of life of all persons who live, work, or are otherwise active in a defined community or communities.

   -- R.A. Goodman, R. Bunnell, & S. F. Posner (2014)

If you like:

  • working with people to help them improve their health
  • tackling social or environmental issues that affect people's abilities to live a healthy life
  • applying scientifically-based research to benefit a community and the people who live there
  • working in an interprofessional setting with goal and outcome-minded professionals
  • mobilizing communities to advocate for better living conditions

 

Public Health:  Community Health option may be the right program of study for you!

 

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Department of Public Health

Klehm Hall 4303
217-581-5761
publichealth@eiu.edu


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