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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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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 first discussion on May 19th, 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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Hi, I’m Kelli Gribben! I’m a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (@iamunmc) and I’m taking over #ThisIsPublicHealth social media this week to share information about Asthma. Coinciding with National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and World Asthma Day on Wednesday May 5, 2021, this week I will highlight recent asthma data describing the burden of asthma including disparities, the different types of asthma, environmental triggers, current research efforts and resources to learn more about asthma. #ambassadortakeover
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Hi everyone! I encourage you to plug into our Instagram story today. I am posting facts and resources about hypertension to help you understand the condition and ways that you can help protect yourself! 

Many of us know that hypertension can affect anyone – but it affects some groups more. Current research shows that in the United States older adults, non-Hispanic blacks, men, and those closer to the poverty line face disproportionally higher rates of hypertension; however, this doesn’t mean that other groups are immune. For example, a study published in 2020 shared that of adults between 20 – 40, 1 in 8 had hypertension. 1 in 8.

Let me ask you this, what is your hypertension status? Do you know? When is the last time you took your blood pressure? Do you know how? If you can’t answer these questions, I challenge you to reach out to a medical provider to help you understand your own risk better. Controlling for hypertension is key to preventing later stages of disease.

Check back to our story to catch some resources to help you know your hypertension status! #ambassadortakeover #thisispublichealth
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Happy Monday everyone! My name is Emily Gordon and I will be taking over the social media accounts this week. A little about me: I earned my BS in public health at Sam Houston before going straight to grad school. Currently, I am a third year MPH epidemiology student at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. I know – 3 years is not standard. I have been going to school part time while working full time in public health. I started off at a local health department, and very recently I have transitioned to the American Heart Association as a Community Impact Director. My passion is heart health, and this week I want to share that with you, along with my journey of navigating school, research, and work. I can’t wait to connect with you all this week! #ambassadortakeover #uthealthsph
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We are hosting the Public Health Jobs Virtual Career Fair on April 30th. This event is free for ASPPH member students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni seeking full-time jobs, internships, fellowships, and postdoctoral opportunities.

We encourage you to share this event with students and alumni. Last year there were 50+ employers and over 1,000 students from ASPPH member schools participating.

This event is open to any employers who are interested in connecting with public health graduates. 

Visit the link in our bio for student and employer registration!
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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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