Public health practitioners help solve the world’s most pressing health problems. While clinicians work to treat patients individually when they are sick, public health prevents people from being sick in the first place. The field is focused on improving the living conditions for people around the world.
Those in public health work at the community or population level. The impact can be local or global. But no matter which population or where they are located, students make difference in the lives of others. The basis of preventing disease and impacting communities often begins with addressing the root inequities that cause health disparities.