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Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Gun violence — injuries and deaths by firearms — is on the rise in the U.S. Learn what it means to understand gun violence as a public health issue today.

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Flood Preparedness: What You Need to Know

Common and costly, floods affect thousands of people per year and cause billions of dollars in damages. Discover expert-backed tips on flood preparedness.

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Restaurant Safety: How Does the Grading System Work?

Why is the restaurant grading system important, and how does it work? Explore the meaning of restaurant grades, and resources that help ensure restaurant safety.

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Benefits of Earning a Disaster Management Degree

Why earn a disaster management degree? Explore how degree-holders build sustainable communities, mitigate climate change, and help preserve the environment.

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In-Demand Emergency Management Jobs

What jobs can Master of Public Health in Disaster Management degree-holders secure? Explore several emergency management jobs, their salaries, and their job outlooks.

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7 Strategies for Developing Public Health Crisis Communication Plans

A crisis communication plan is a central mandate for public health professionals. Learn communication strategies to inspire change in the face of a crisis.

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How to Become an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Want to support the health and safety of your organization? Take the next step in your career and train as an occupational health and safety specialist.

A person gets fitted with a respirator during a COVID-19 outbreak.

What Is Industrial Hygiene? Protecting Workplace Safety

What is industrial hygiene? Learn how industrial hygienists can improve workplace safety during COVID-19 and build careers with an MSPH in Industrial Hygiene.

In a lab, a person in a white coat and protective gear examines the contents of a beaker.

What Does a Toxicologist Do?

What does a toxicologist do? Explore how toxicologists safeguard public health by identifying chemical and physical hazards in the body and finding ways to limit exposure to poisons and other deleterious agents.

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How to Become an Industrial Hygienist

Industrial hygienists play a critical role in keeping workers safe from job hazards. Explore how to become an industrial hygienist and what the job entails.