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Public Health is creating a positive change in the world, in our communities, and in ourselves!
The Gallaudet Public Health program (BSPH) prepares students to enter the important, in-demand field of professional health care. Students learn how to serve individuals, families, communities, and the population at large through disease prevention, healthy lifestyle practices, and epidemic and disease research. The program currently emphasizes Behavioral and Community health to educate students on the discrepancies in the healthcare system for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Public Health is a science concerned with promoting and protecting health in individuals, families, communities and entire populations through such measures as disease prevention, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research...
Declaring a Minor Students seeking to declare a minor in Public Health must complete 4 hours of introductory biology (including a laboratory) with a grade of “C” or better.Students can...
PHAs are an essential part of campus life. As PHAs, students will work with faculty, athletic teams, and student organizations to conduct public health programming throughout the year. Through the coordination of events focusing on public health issues such as World AIDS Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or Alcohol Awareness Week, students can directly influence the public health of their campus.
The Deaf Health Equity is an on-campus research lab dedicated to improving the accessibility of deaf and hard of hearing people to quality health services. Past research projects have focused on areas such as deaf caregiver health, deaf women’s health, deaf aging, deaf sexual and gender minorities, and the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS-ASL).
Students are required to complete at least one internship in the BSPH Program. Internships are an opportunity for students to put skills and concepts from the classroom to work through real-world applications. Potential internship sites include government agencies such as the National Health Institute, Centers for Disease Control, state departments, local health departments, or local hospitals and clinics. Other examples of internships that students have completed include all of the following.
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
Study of Access to Covid 19 Health Services for Deaf and Hearing Communities in the Caribbean.
Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington
Development of Education Videos in ASL
Whitman Walker Health Clinic
Assistance with health-related activities and health education
Shield T3 Covid Testing
Work with the T3 Testing site and lab-based at Gallaudet University. Assisting with Covid 19 vaccine days and with FEMA vaccine site in Greenbelt.
Family Tree Clinic
Providing sexual and reproductive health education to deaf and hard of hearing students in local schools.
DC Department of Health
Working on creating healthy communities in DC.
Department of Social Security
Career paths to consider when searching for internships include:
Graduates of the BSPH program are equipped to take nationally accredited certification tests such as the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (CHES) exam and the Certification in Public Health (CPH) exam. Passing these exams sets students on the track for success in their professional public health life.
The APHA gives students and graduates alike the chance to learn in-person or online the latest in public health research. From discussing best practices to influence federal policy, the APHA surrounds members with the top public health influencers and information.
Zachary Davenport, Graduate School Student at University of Minnesota Aashni Kamra, Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow at National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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