Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Specialize where health begins

Health doesn’t begin with medical care.  Health begins where we are born, grow, live, work and age. These conditions are shaped by: the distribution of wealth, income, education, and employment; our housing costs, food systems, and impact on the climate; power dynamics related to gender, class, race, sexuality, among others; and the many government policies that shape all these other social determinants of health. As a result, health promotion often falls to social, economic and environmental ministries. Ministries of health are key too, but they often treat illness more than they prevent it. Our Master of Public Health focusses on illness prevention and health promotion. So join us where health begins.
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