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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.

Since the inception, This Is Public Health has produced:

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Hi everyone! My name is Brittney Peterkin, I am a recent MPH graduate from the University of Miami. I am currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center on phase 1 cancer trials. 
While pursuing my MPH, I became educated on maternal and child health issues, and I want to use my platform to inform others and advocate for black women and their children. This week is Black Maternal Health Week, and I will be presenting BMH issues and advocacy education. 
I am excited to host the ambassador take over this week and to share a topic that I am very passionate about. I'm looking forward to discussing this with you all. 😃
 #ambassadortakeover #bmhw #bmhw21
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19,387 people died because of gun violence in the US in 2020. 

Yesterday, President Biden took executive actions in an effort to address these startling statistics and combat gun violence. In remarks from the Rose Garden he stated “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it is an international embarrassment.” 

These actions are limited in their scope and there are calls for Congress to take further action. These actions and any further proposals are likely to face fierce opposition from gun rights activists. 

*Sources: Gun Violence Archive, NBC News

#AmbassadorTakeover #GunViolence #USNews
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We’re excited to announce a 📖 giveaway! In partnership with @jeff_oxendine, MPH, MBA, author, and Co-Founder and President of @healthcareerconnection, we are giving away three copies of his book, You Don’t Have to Be a Doctor: Discover, Achieve and Enjoy Your Authentic Health Career. Readers are guided through a proven nine-step process to make life and career choices in alignment with industry needs, their values, passions, goals, and what they are good at and enjoy. Check out the "NPHW Resources" via the link in our bio to learn more about the book.

To enter the giveaway, between now and Friday, tag two friends in the comments and share this post on your story. The winners will be selected and notified next week. 

In addition, check out our story today for an interview with Jeff by graduate student and Health Career Connection alum @jojo_ifn about career opportunities in public health.
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For National Public Health Week #NPHW, we’re hosting conversations between our TIPH Ambassadors and faculty and friends about the intersection of public health and other disciplines.

Today, we're looking at Environmental Science + Public Health. Ambassador Nihmath Maliq interviewed Dr. Katie Pelch, faculty at University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, @unthscpublichealth. They explore the environmental factors that impact health outcomes. 

Stay tuned to our stories this week for other spotlights, and check out the link in our bio to explore more about the conversations we’ll be having.
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Hi everyone! My name is Vincent Varvaro and I’m thrilled to be this week’s #AmbassadorTakeover for #ThisIsPublicHealth! 

I am a second-year Master of Public Health candidate in Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy & Management @rollinspublichealth. I also work as a research assistant with the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University School of Medicine. My interests include health economics, economic evaluations, and public health law. 

This week is National Public Health Week, so myself along with the TIPH team will be posting throughout the week about that, and I also hope to share some posts about some topics that are near and dear to me! Posts from me will include #AmbassadorTakeover.
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Are you excited for National Public Health Week #nphw! Join @americanpublichealth and @thisispublichealth April 5-11 for our first #NPHWinstahunt!

Scavenger Hunt items relate to the daily themes of #nphw. Contest winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card! For contest details, visit the link in our bio (check back on April 2nd for a list of the scavenger hunt items).
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Happy Monday! My name is Andrea and I am a second-year MPH Nutritional Sciences student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (Go BLUE! @umichsph ). I am passionate about food insecurity, disordered eating, and weight inclusivity. I look forward to sharing more this week about my passion for public health. Reach out with questions on deciding between graduate programs, going to medical school after an MPH, and more. It is such an exciting time to be in the field of Public Health!
#AmbassadorTakeover #ThisIsPublicHealth
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Hi everyone! My name is Rajrupa Ghosh, a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, and currently, a Predoctoral Fellow at the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health. My research focuses on breast cancer epidemiology, and in particular, I am studying the role of endocrine therapy on the risk of second cancers and mortality among breast cancer survivors. 

I am excited to host the ambassador takeover this week and will focus on breast cancer as well as overall cancer awareness. Please feel to ask any questions about the topics shared, my research, or my journey as an international student 🙂

I look forward to an interactive cancer-awareness week!
#AmbassadorTakeover #ThisisPublicHealth #PublicHealthTerps #umd @umdpublichealth @umdgradschool @univofmaryland
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President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package today. The bill known as the American Rescue Plan allocates money for vaccines, schools, small businesses and anti-poverty programs. #ThisIsPublicHealth

To learn more about what's in the bill visit the link in our bio. 

The American Rescue Plan Includes: 
➡The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to receive $7.5 billion to track, administer and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Another $46 billion would go toward diagnosing and tracing coronavirus infections, and $2 billion would go toward buying and distributing various testing supplies and personal protective equipment.

➡$7.25 billion in new money for the small-business loan program known as PPP

➡Unemployment benefit extension

➡Rental assistance

➡$128 billion in grants to state educational agencies

➡Any student loan forgiveness passed between Dec. 31, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2026, is tax-free

➡$4.5 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

➡$25 billion for a new grant program for "restaurants and other food and drinking establishments."
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