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This Is Public Health, a brand run by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, raises awareness about education and career options in public health through student ambassadors, graduate fairs, partnerships, interprofessional activities, and other pipeline-building events for students.

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Join us this Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm ET for our Virtual Graduate School Fair! 

Chat with admissions representatives from 75 CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health. 

To register, visit the link in our bio!
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Today we recognize Juneteenth and celebrate that the United States has commemorated the end of slavery by designating Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. 

“Our federal holidays are purposely few in number and recognize the most important milestones,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. “I cannot think of a more important milestone to commemorate than the end of slavery in the United States.” 

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas —  two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and about two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Celebrate your #pride🌈❤️💛💚💜💙🏳️‍🌈 ! We have included our pride logo in the This is Public Health store. 

Visit the link in our bio!
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🏳️‍🌈 This is Public Health Ambassador Aneeka R. @tulane_sphtm shares 

"What does pride mean to me?": 

"Celebrating and continuing the fight for respect, dignity, and love for all.
Pride represents an opportunity to recognize and celebrate joy and hope for the LGBTQIA+ community, while acknowledging those who have fought and continue to fight for our rights and freedoms. It brings very important conversations to the forefront, such as the disproportionate burden of mental health challenges faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, along with the importance of recognizing intersectionality in this work. Pride is simultaneously a moment of great celebration and a sobering reminder of the many barriers that still exist for LGBTQIA+ folks. For me, it’s a call to action, renewing my conviction to continually fight for my community." 

#pride🌈 #love #ThisIsPublicHealth
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What does #pride mean to me in public health?

As a public health worker, #pride means bringing awareness to health inequities among LGBTQ+ folk and taking action to fight injustice. Whether that means more research and publicizing data or utilizing existing data to prioritize the need for LGBTQ+ programming, advancing health equity for the LGBTQ+ community is an important part of what we do. As an ally, it is my duty to educate myself on health disparities and needs of LGBTQ+ folk so when I am working with communities, I can tailor my work to be the best possible for LGBTQ+ members. Our work in public health is never done, but bringing justice in health to those who need it most is a big part of getting there.

#ambassadortakeover #pridemonth #pride #publichealth #thisispublichealth
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Student Leadership Institute Participant Charlie Wright shares “What prides means to them”:
🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈“My name is Charlie Wright, pronouns: they/them, and I am from the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Discovering who I am was not an easy task in the south. But I now hold proud the identities of gender-queer, pansexual, and Appalachian. It has been a long and hard road, but I can now say I am fully proud of all of my identities.” #mypride #myprideis #pridemonth
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Hi everyone! My name is Madison Snitker (she/her/hers) and I am a recent graduate of the Community and Behavioral Health MPH program at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. This week I will be taking over the #thisispublichealth social media to talk about Pride within public health and advancing health equity for LGBTQ+ folk. As June is #pridemonth , it is important to have conversations about issues of health inequity within the LGBTQ+ community and highlight important programs and resources which are breaking down systemic and social barriers to care!

#ambassadortakeover #pride🌈 
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🏳️‍🌈 Today marks the 51st celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. 

We honor those who have fought for equal rights to ensure that every person is free to live their life openly. We also celebrate the many achievements for the LGBTQ+ community towards this endeavor but recognize there is still much work to be done. Many in the LGBTQ+ community across the world experience lack of “fundamental rights and dignity in hospitals, schools, public accommodations, and other spaces.” (@whitehouse)

- 42% of LGBTQ youth, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth, seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. Yet nearly half could not access the mental health care they desired. (@trevorproject) 

- So far in 2021, at least 27 trans people have been killed due to violence in the US. (@humanrightscampaign) 

- There are 69 countries that have laws that criminalize homosexuality. (@bbcnews) 

- The United States and many other countries have restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. (@reuters)

- 250 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in US state legislatures in 2021, states have enacted more anti-LGBTQ laws this year than in the last three years combined. (@humanrightscampaign)
#ThisIsPublicHealth stands with those in the fight to ensure that every person is free to live their life openly. We will continue to use our voice to stand for improved health for everyone, everywhere.

Visit the link in our bio for the Human Rights Campaign’s tools for equality and inclusion. 
#pride🌈  #pridemonth
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Hello! I'm Brigitte Dietz, a newly graduated MPH in Health Management and Public Policy from Saint Louis University (@slu_official and @sluhealthjustice). I'll be taking over the #ThisIsPublicHealth social media this week to talk about what's on all new grads' minds--the job search! Whether you've secured post-grad employment already or you're still exploring your options, this week I will be sharing the advice, insight, and professional experiences I've gained the past couple years that can help you improve and pursue your options. #ambassadortakeover
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COVID-19 has had a profound impact on mental health. It’s critical to normalize mental health care to heal from the long-lasting impacts of the pandemic. 

Learn about #Tools2Thrive, practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency created by @mentalhealthamerica. 

View their toolkit by visiting the link in our bio. 

#ThisIsPublicHealth #MentalHealthisPublicHealth
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1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year. You are #NotAlone #MHM. 

If you’re struggling, the NAMI HelpLine has created a directory of warmlines you can call. Visit the link in our bio for more information. #MentalHealthisPublicHealth #ThisIsPublicHealth
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People with asthma have “triggers” which can cause an increase in asthma symptoms or even an asthma attack. Not everyone with asthma will have the same triggers but it is an important part of asthma management and symptom control to know your triggers and take preventative steps to reduce exposure or avoid them. Visit today’s ThisIsPublicHealth story to learn more. #AmbassadorTakeover.
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Thank you to all our educators for your hard work preparing the next generation for success! #ambassadortakeover #teacherappreciationweek
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Our book club selection for May and June is An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal.

This book answers the question of how the American healthcare system became big business. It also provides valuable insight on how the American medical system transformed from a caring venture into a business that puts profits before patients.

Join us for our book discussion on June 19, led by our TIPH ambassadors Tate Atkinson from University of Oklahoma and Brittney Peterkin from The University of Miami on our TIPH Book Club via GoodReads (link in bio).
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