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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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Join us this week for more Virtual Mini Fairs! These events provide prospective students the opportunity to speak with public health graduate programs from across the nation.

For more information, visit the link in our bio titled "Public Health Graduate School Fairs."
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It's flu season! One of the best ways you can protect yourself and others is by getting your flu shot. This year getting your flu shot is especially important. With hospitals being overrun with COVID-19 cases a flu vaccine can keep you out of the hospitals. 

The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a yearly flu vaccination. Those who are vaccinated against the flu have a lower chance of catching the flu and if you do get the flu, the risk of developing severe complications is greatly decreased. #AmbassadorTakeOver
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Happy Monday everyone! My name is Maggie Pustinger (she/her/hers). I am currently a second-year Behavioral Social and Health Education Sciences (BSHES) candidate with a certificate in Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) at @rollinspublichealth.

During my time in public health, I have developed an interest in chronic disease, program evaluation, and how social determinants of health impact our health outcomes. During my #AmbassadorTakeOver I’ll be covering a range of public health topics that are important to me, sharing about my experiences in public health, and hosting a Q&A! 

I am looking forward to engaging with everyone this week and I am ecstatic to be able to host this takeover as a TIPH ambassador.
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Go on a reading adventure 📖 with TIPH Ambassadors SriLasya and Yve! 

Hood Feminism explores the intersections between community, identity and public health. Mikki Kendall centers the voices of women forgotten in the feminism movement through poignant, vivid and beautifully written essays. Ultimately calling for solidarity and active participation to change the world around us. 

Look out for discussion posts on Goodreads (link in bio)!
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A colleague once told me that Public Health professionals love to help others but often have a hard time taking care of themselves. Time and time again, I have found myself resonating with this. So, for the final day of my takeover, I want to highlight the importance of practicing self-care. 
 
Self-care is the act of recognizing your physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional needs and doing what’s necessary to restore your well-being. Without regular self-care, you’ll find yourself more vulnerable to illnesses and succumbing to adverse mental health. 
 
Practicing self-care looks different for everyone. For some people, self-care is going for a run. For others, it’s curling up in bed with a book. Here are a few things that I try to incorporate into my daily or weekly self-care routine to remind you to take care of yourself. Feel free to comment below on what you do to practice self-care!
 
Finally, it has been an absolute pleasure to have this platform for the week. I hope everyone has a restful weekend! 
 
- Maddie 
 
#ThisIsPublicHealth #ambassadortakeover
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Hello everyone, happy Monday! My name is Maddie Kasimanickam (she/her/hers), and I am a second-year Master of Public Health - Global Health student at the Oregon State University College of Public Health & Human Sciences (@cphhs). 
 
Public health has given me a world of opportunities to connect with professionals, make friends, and rediscover my academic and career interests. With that said, I am super excited to have this platform for the week as a #ThisIsPublicHealth Ambassador with the ASPPH!
 
As part of my #ambassadortakeover, I will be discussing the @debeaumontfndtn Strategic Skills in Public Health. The public health workforce is ever-changing. It is imperative to build and maintain the professional skillsets needed to make us capable of addressing the challenges we face today. 
 
Later this week, there will also be a Q&A session on the Instagram stories for you all to ask me questions about choosing a graduate school/program, filling out applications, my life as a public health student, and more! In the meantime, check out the Instagram stories later today to get to know me better. I hope everyone has a great week!
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For my final day of my #AmbassadorTakeOver, I wanted to invite some friends/alumni from the University of Puerto Rico and @uazpublichealth, as they answer  what Hispanic Heritage Month mean to them and what are some public health concerns that should be addressed. #EstoEsSaludPublica #ThisIsPublicHealth 🇵🇷🇲🇽🇸🇻
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Hi everyone! My name is Carlos, I am a 2nd yr MPH – Epidemiology student at the University of Texas Medical Branch @utmbhealth in the department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health. As a graduate student, my public health and research interest have been focusing on chronic conditions, more specifically cancer health disparities, healthcare access, and survivorship.

Throughout my #AmbassadorTakeOver, I will bring a highlight for “mi gente”, as I focus on #HispanicHeritageMonth. Through these couple of days, I will concentrate on healthcare disparities and some chronic conditions impacting Latinx communities. As well, I will introduce some of my peers and faculty, from UTMB and other institutions, as we touch base on topics of Latino Health. Finally, I will give a brief of my journey in academia and into public health, which I will be happy to answer any questions. Happy Monday and Enjoy!

#ThisIsPublicHealth #EstoEsSaludPublica
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Hi everyone! My name is Bryce and I am a second-year MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice (@sluhealthjustice @slu_official).

Public health has given me more than just a higher purpose for the community but has led me to cross paths with incredible colleagues, friends, and countless of memories on and off the work clock. With that being said, I am so ecstatic to be a part of this year’s TIPH Ambassador Program and to be taking over the #thisispublichealth social media pages this week. I will be covering a range of public health topics including how epidemiology and geospatial sciences intersect in addressing various health problems, my life as a graduate student, researcher, and more! It’s going to be an amazing week, so I encourage you all to turn our notifications on so you won’t miss a thing! 

#publichealth #epidemiology #gis
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🔎 Explore your degree options in Public Health! 

Join us tomorrow (Sept 8th)  9 - 7 pm ET for our Virtual Graduate School Fair! 

Chat with faculty, admission staff, and current students from 80+ graduate schools & programs of public health.

To register visit the link in our bio or check out today's story!
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Hi everyone!

My name is Savannah but most folks call me Savi. I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ( @johnshopkinssph ). I am also a pre-doctoral trainee in the Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program (DDET) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) ( @nihgov ). As a PhD student I have committed my research to working with adolescents in finding novel approaches to monitor and prevent substance use early in life, with particular interest in social media platforms & machine learning.

I will be taking over the TIPH page this week to raise awareness around drug overdose and kick off Recovery Month , which is every September. I hope that each day I can share a little bit about what it means to be living with a substance use disorder (SUD) and debunk the myths around recovery and substance use all together. I firmly believe that by ending the stigma around substance use and those who use drugs, we can more effectively treat and serve those living with SUD along with other mental disorders. Together we can #breakthestigma 💪

#thisispublichealth #ambassadortakeover #endoverdose
#recoverymonth
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We are excited to launch the 2021-2022 Graduate School Digital Viewbook. 

Browse this online resource and learn more about 120+ degree programs in public health, the application process, and valuable information to find your best fit! 

Visit the link in our bio to request a copy. 👀📖
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