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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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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Environmental Toxins: Health Impacts and the Role of Public Health Professionals

Environmental toxins pose a growing threat, and communities need public health professionals more than ever. Learn how to prepare for a public health career.

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Education as a Social Determinant of Health

How is education a social determinant of health? Explore how Tulane University’s Master of Public Health prepares graduates to address factors impacting health.

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Climate Change and Its Threat to Food Security

Climate change and food security are intertwined issues that are already impacting lives across the globe. Learn more about this topic and how to help.

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Understanding Mental Health as a Public Health Issue

By advocating for prevention and developing effective interventions, public health professionals help individuals and communities combat mental health issues.

Tulane faculty member Dr. Julie Hernandez wearing a protective face mask and plastic face shield while volunteering with a mobile response team.

Tulane University’s COVID-19 Response Hub: Regional and National Resources

Tulane University’s COVID-19 Response Hub includes regional and national COVID-19 resources. Use these COVID-19 resources to stay informed about the pandemic.

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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.