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Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Racism limits the ability of people to attain their highest level of health. Learn more about health disparities and why racism is a public health issue.

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Understanding the Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

Social isolation can have a profound effect on mental well-being. Find out how social distancing measures related to COVID-19 are magnifying this health issue.

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What Is Tropical Medicine?

Tropical medicine addresses some of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Learn more about how public health professionals combat tropical diseases.

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Health Inequality: Examining Public Health Disparities by ZIP Code

What are the underlying causes of health disparities by ZIP code? Discover how systemic inequities in U.S. communities affect health outcomes for all of us.

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Choosing Your Path: 9 Public Health Concentrations

Public health concentrations span a broad spectrum. Discover nine public health concentrations that protect the health of individuals and communities.

Alicia Battle

Dr. Alicia Battle: An Impactful Career in Public Health Education and Practice

Dr. Alicia Battle has over 22 years of experience in public health. Learn more about the expertise she brings to Tulane University’s School of Public Health.

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Achieving Equity in Public Health Across Communities

How can communities advocate for public health equity? Discover how communities and public health leaders join forces to advance equity in public health.

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10 Strategies for Effective Health Communication

Health communication empowers people to stay healthy. Explore how Tulane’s Online Master of Public Health trains professionals to create health equity.

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How to Become a Public Health Educator

How does a public health educator tackle public health challenges? Explore how a Master of Public Health equips graduates to help build healthy communities.

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Why Health Nonprofits Are an Important Part of Public Health

Health nonprofits are essential to core public health goals, such as improving health equity and quality of life. Find out more about public health nonprofits.