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What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health

The United States receives tremendous benefits from public health spending — with far more value per dollar than with most other types of health care spending.

We reviewed those benefits in a recent article, suggesting that more such spending should be considered. Then Upshot readers weighed in with their choices of what public health campaigns they’d like to see. Those included more help for mothers and babies (the Nurse-Family Partnership), and a greater focus on diabetes, nutrition, gun deaths (including suicide), loneliness and the harms of sharing hypodermic needles.

We asked some experts — officials who run public health departments, academics and leaders of funding…

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 What the Experts Want Us to Know About Public Health

Perhaps the biggest change needed is for public health to do a better job at trumpeting its success. Too often, it seems to be the unsung hero. “It can be difficult to maintain support for public health systems when they are so often invisible,” Dr. Besser said.

Welcome to, a comprehensive informational guide to public health careers in the United States. The information displayed on this site is freely available to users outside the country as well. On this website, you will find all of the information you need to make a decision about a career in public health:

Public Health Degrees

Welcome to, a resource dedicated to researching educational opportunities within public health to help make the decision to get your degree, go back to get your degree, or further your education with a master's or doctoral degree in public health.

Public Health Online

Public Health Online began in early 2014 with Dan Schuessler and Wes Harris. Our vision is to provide students, parents and general readers with accurate and expert-driven information and resources about public health topics, careers and the post-secondary educational landscape. We want our in-depth guidebooks and degree- and subject-focused pages to help anyone interested in public health make informed decisions at every turn. publishes free healthcare-related resources for students, professionals, and patients. Many of our articles help prepare current and prospective public health students for college and beyond. We create rankings of schools that offer public health programs, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. These rankings list the best schools nationwide and by state to ensure prospective students can find a school that suits their needs.

From domestic and international terrorism, to the threat of disease epidemics, to a lack of access to clean water and vaccinations for people all over the world, the significance of public health initiatives and the people that make them possible has never been clearer. Public health systems are complex, and many of the most significant public health issues need to be dealt with on a global scale.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

ASPPH is the voice of accredited public health education, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).


The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and work on prevention alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

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