At Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, all first-year students participate in a “great problems” seminar focusing on issues such as food sustainability, the world’s water supply or chronic disease.
When Mary Casagrande was teaching seventh-grade students in East Palo Alto, Calif., she always found a way to incorporate her passion for health into the lessons. Eventually that passion led her to become a community health advocate, but she still felt like something was missing.
It's graduation season. Hear what's on the horizon for public health education, why it's never been more important and what prospects await the class of 2012 from the Association of Schools of Public Health's Harrison Spencer.