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Improve the health of populations

Our academic programs will prepare you to identify what drives the health of populations and what we can do to make them healthier. You will learn how to diagnose population health, identify the best actions to improve health, deliver these actions, and evaluate what works. Gain real-world experience in Philadelphia and let the Dornsife School of Public Health prepare you to make an impact on health in cities within the U.S. and around the globe.

Urbanization rates are increasing rapidly worldwide. Cities and their neighborhoods present residents, practitioners and policy makers with challenges and opportunities for health. Our School has a special focus on improving health in cities through science, policy, and community partnerships.

Social inequalities in health remain a major challenge for societies around the globe. Our School is committed to understanding the drivers of health disparities and acting to eliminate them. We champion health as a human right and view social justice as critical to health. Work on eliminating health disparities in the United States and worldwide with faculty whose research and practice focuses on social determinants and inequalities in health.

Science must be translated into practice and policy to have a real impact. You will learn how to translate evidence into policies through partnerships with government, businesses, community groups and other organizations. Join us as we work to generate evidence to support multisectoral approaches to health and the promotion of health in all policies. Tap into the real-world expertise of faculty who are actively engaged in practice and policy translation. Experience our School's partnerships with hundreds of groups and organizations, in our city and globally.

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