Prevention and Community Health

The Department of Prevention and Community Health is concerned with social and behavior change for the health and well-being of people around the world. We care about prevention, and we promote health and well-being with the active participation of individuals and communities. If you are interested in putting into practice the latest public health research, or making significant scholarly contributions to the evidence base of public health, this is the program for you. Our students study four interrelated fields - community-oriented primary care; health promotion; maternal and child health; and public health communication and marketing.

Department News

A review by Professor W. Douglas Evans & colleagues found that social marketing is a promising way to improve the safety of water and sanitation worldwide.More
Glassford received the award for her exemplary achievement in leadership & ability to foster the development of inspiring physician leaders.More
Brzezinksi will talk about her own struggles with food and body image issues. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with eating disorder experts & GW students.More