While Texas Tech University does not offer a designation or degree in public health, we do assist students with exploring, preparing for, and applying to programs in that discipline.
Public health professionals protect and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, both locally and globally. Public health focuses on preventing disease and injury by promoting healthy lifestyles, implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, conducting research, and regulating health systems to achieve these goals.
In the past century, public health initiatives have improved lives worldwide, including increasing life expectancy by almost 30 years in the United States. The development and application of population-based prevention programs will continue improving health over the next decades.
The public health field confronts global health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury. It spans many disciplines and is regularly spotlighted in popular culture and media.
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