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From the Dean's Desk

The monthly Dean's message to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our community provides updates on the school, reflects on our school's mission, and offers a personal take on what we in public health—through both action and facts—can do to make our societies healthier and more equitable for all.

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  • Making the Impossible Possible: From Burundi to Guatemala

    5/29/2018 8:48:20 AM

    People around the world demonstrate tremendous perseverance in the face the ongoing struggle for clean, safe water and other resources.

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  • The Persistent Global Struggle for Clean Water

    4/24/2018 8:49:01 AM

    The World Health Organization recognized access to clean water as a basic human right 40 years ago, but communities around the world still lack the most basic safe water systems.

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  • Guns, Again.

    3/27/2018 12:52:03 PM

    What we can all learn from the students who came together for the March for Our Lives.

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  • Public Health as Community Action: Dornsife Receives Harrison Spencer Community Service Award

    2/28/2018 10:11:05 AM

    This month we have something very special to celebrate. The Dornsife School of Public Health is the recipient of the inaugural Harrison Spencer Community Service Award the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. It’s wonderful to be recognized for something that is so integral to the School’s identity: a commitment to service, to partnerships and to public health practice in the broadest sense of the word.

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  • Is Working Good for Your Health? Well, It Depends…

    1/23/2018 9:07:06 AM

    A recent initiative of the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to allow states to add a work requirement to Medicaid eligibility has been justified in part on evidence that work is beneficial for health. But the relationship between work and health is much more complex than first appears. Dean Diez Roux discusses what we know about the relationship between work and health.

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  • The Power of Words

    12/18/2017 2:03:54 PM

    Dean Diez Roux on recent reports regarding the use of certain terms by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Urban Health Meets Soccer

    11/20/2017 2:14:46 PM

    Dean Diez Roux travels to Peru in search of lessons on what makes cities healthy, equitable and environmentally stable.

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