Undergraduate Public Health
In a 2003 report, the Institute of Medicine declared that "...all undergraduates should have access to education in public health." At the time the Institute of Medicine report was published, many people thought that "all" was a typo since only a small fraction of the nearly 2,000 four-year institutions and over 1,000 community colleges offered even an introductory course in public health.
Today the vision of core undergraduate courses in public health, epidemiology, and global health offered by all colleges and universities is rapidly becoming a reality.
Fueled in part by The Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative, today there are over 135 undergraduate institutions offering majors, minors, or concentrations in public health.
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