"Don't solve problems you don't understand for people you know nothing about," says Dr. Bob Aronson, Director of the Public Health Program, as he shares about public health's interdisciplinary approach to examining sickness within communities.
Public health = public help
What is public health? Consider the air we breathe, the water we drink, the effects of disease or food poisoning on communities, and how diet and nutrition can affect large people groups. Issues like these are complex and require a knowledge base comprised of multiple areas of study. Taylor University’s public health undergraduate program leverages the expertise of several health-related professions to address critical family and community health issues. Simply put, public health helps the public.
The behavioral sciences including health education, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, and health services administration are all areas of study that inform public health. Through this collaborative approach, public health professionals can bring information, awareness and solutions to families and communities to improve their health and wellness.
Taylor's public health program, housed in the Euler Science Complex, challenges students to look at societal health problems with an analytical eye and use the data to arrive at possible solutions.
Take the Next Step
An annual one-day conference cosponsored by the Taylor University Honors Guild and Village Tree focuses on CARE: Vulnerable Children and Viable Communities, and is scheduled for Saturday, October 3.
A summer internship at Denver's Champa House and the loss of her grandfather challenge Kara Diemer and her ideas about discipleship.