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

The authors tell consumers to use caution when selecting packaged foods & beverages with claims like "sugar-free" because they may not be as healthy as they seem.More
The generous $2.5 million gift from the global healthcare company endows a professorship focused on prevention and the management of clinical conditions.More
Regional Minority Health Consultant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health - Kansas City, MOMore