Public and Community Health: What Impact Can You Make? | Edcor

Public and Community Health: What Impact Can You Make?

Provided by Grand Canyon University

The public health sector is increasingly confronted with global challenges from environmental disasters, complex chronic health diseases, and new and changing epidemics. As a whole, public health strives to promote and support healthy communities through various initiatives such as education and research and an overall effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Given that public health is largely about prevention, professionals in this field analyze and develop programs to prevent disease and injury in:

• Behavioral science/health education
• Biostatistics and informatics
• Epidemiology
• Environmental health
• Global health
• Health services administration
• Maternal and child health

Pursuing an advanced degree in public health opens the door for leadership positions in a variety of settings, including hospitals, healthcare facilities, social service agencies, health policy and planning organizations, universities, and nongovernmental organizations.

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University offers students interested in population health the opportunity to pursue a career in these fields:

Master in Public Health: Students learn how to create communication strategies for health information delivery; epidemiology and the patterns of health and disease in a community; how to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs and services; and how to understand international perspectives in community health through global awareness.

Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health: Using knowledge from both the nursing and public health fields, BSN-prepared nurses define, assess and ultimately resolve modern-day concerns in public health; and evaluate emergent concerns, policies and treatments that can inspire changes in health care and cause a reduction in disease and illness through research, education and other viable solutions.

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For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other important information, please visit our website at Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800-621-7440; GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Non-Discrimination policies can be found at The information printed in this material is accurate as of February 2018. For the most up-to-date information about admission requirements, tuition, scholarships and more, visit © 2018 Grand Canyon University