Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional graduate degree program for individuals seeking training and experience in applied public health. This 42-credit program is well embedded in the local public health community having strong working relations with community organizations and governmental agencies. The Program is designed to meet a growing demand for skilled general Public Health professionals and leads to diverse and rewarding career opportunities, preparing students with the knowledge and skills of an MPH Generalist. Candidates interested in enrolling in the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must fulfill the academic criteria for admission.
Public Health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities (families, neighborhoods, groups of people) and the global population as a whole. Every day, millions of people across the globe suffer from preventable injuries, or acute and chronic diseases, resulting in impaired quality of life and often, unnecessary death. Public Health professionals help to prevent disease, disability, and premature death by confronting global health issues and promoting healthy lifestyles through research, policy, educational programs, development and administration of programs, and improved access to health care.
LIU's Public Health program is the go-to academic source for public health practitioners, managers, and leaders in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. Our graduates work to achieve equitable health systems, infrastructure, environment, and lifestyle changes through health education, advocacy, and communication. Graduates go on to become the public health workforce candidates of choice for designing, implementing and evaluating systems, infrastructure, policy, environmental and lifestyle change strategies to improve Brooklyn’s health status and reduce and avoid future health disparities.
Mission and Vision
Our Mission: The mission of LIU Brooklyn’s MPH program is to improve public health systems, infrastructure and workforce in a way that is likely to reduce the health disparities of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, and the wider national and global community, by educating the next generation of culturally competent public health practitioners and scholars.
Our Vision: LIU MPH Generalist graduates will be the public health workforce candidates of choice for designing, implementing and evaluating systems, infrastructure, policy, environmental and lifestyle change strategies to improve Brooklyn’s health status and reduce and avoid future health disparities. LIU MPH will be the “go to” local academic source for public health practitioners, managers, and leaders in the Brooklyn, NY, Greater New York area and globally.
In order to address the aforementioned program mission, the faculty, the administration, students and staff of LIU Brooklyn’s MPH Program operate under the following programmatic goals:
- Goal 1: Instruction - Educate individuals seeking training and experience in applied public health through a graduate level program that focuses on the public health disciplines of behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health services administration in the local and global context.
- Goal 2: Research - Advance the field of public health practice through population-based scholarly research and investigation of health problems and public health issues as well as through collaboration with local, state, federal, and international partnerships.
- Goal 3: Service - Improve the health status of Brooklyn and the wider local and global community through faculty and students’ active participation in collaboration, education, advocacy, and service.
What is Public Health? The 10 Essential Public Health Services
The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake:
- Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
- Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems
- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect the health and ensure safety
- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
- Assure competent public and personal health care workforce
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
- Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
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