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How to Succeed in your Post-MPH Career Search: A Recent Graduate’s Perspective

November 28, 2018 | Vanessa Da Costa

Looking for a position during or after completing your MPH degree can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming, especially while simultaneously trying to write a thesis, attend classes, complete homework assignments, work, volunteer, and take care of personal responsibilities- among many other commitments. However, there are ways to alleviate the stress and enjoy the process of securing a position. Vanessa Da Costa, a PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow and recent MPH graduate shared some suggestions to enhance your career search process.   more

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Press Releases

Access to Lifesaving Assets Including Piped Water and Sanitation Largely Reserved for the Wealthy in Lower Income Countries

November 16, 2018

A new study published by PHI today in PLOS ONE showed that in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), access to critical environmental health assets is severely limited for the poorest segments of the population. Among the poorest three-fifths of households, less than 50% had access to piped water, modern cooking fuels, electricity and improved sanitation. Rural households of all wealth levels had lower rates of access to all assets examined, with the exception of bed nets for malaria prevention.

“Lack of access to these basic environmental health assets is known to contribute significantly to the global burden of disease,” said lead author Jay Graham, PhD, MPH, a research director at PHI. “This study suggests that if we are to reduce this disease burden, we need additional strategies to target the lowest income homes—particularly in rural areas.”  more

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PHI Statement on the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day

November 30, 2018

December 1 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. It is an international day of remembrance and action so that people with HIV can live with dignity and health, and a reminder to set our sights toward a world where HIV no longer spreads. While we have made incredible progress there are still people getting infected, particularly in black and African American communities, and there are more than 2 million children around the world living with HIV.  more

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Announcements & Events

Submit Comments for Healthy People 2030

December 06, 2018


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030.  This public comment period will allow comments on the proposed HP2030 objectives and members of the public can also propose their own objectives.  more

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PHI in the News

Government is 'Limited' in Spurring Telehealth Innovation, says Expert

November 28, 2018

Mei Kwong, the executive director of PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), said in an episode of "Boundless" that aired Wednesday that the government is limited in what it can do to promote telehealth policy. "With the government, both on the federal and state level, what they can do with telehealth policy that will help spur innovation and competition as a result of that will be to expand some of the policies around telehealth," Mei Kwong told Hill.TV.  more

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