Working With West Africa to Contain Ebola: Understanding the Resistance to Initial Containment Measures

A Shift in Perspective If someone asked me what I felt hopeful about two years ago, it would have been a difficult question for me to answer. Now, the answer is simple. I feel hope that, through the pursuit of health equity, public health can improve the lives of all…

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Working With West Africa to Contain Ebola: Understanding the Resistance to  Initial Containment Measures
Finding a speciality within the field of public health can feel like a maze: there are many population health problems for our profession to address. Examining challenges from a broader perspective elucidates how many health problems are related to one another. Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels.

Why Support Intervene Upstream?

Three Evidence-Based Reasons to support Intervene Upstream 1. We cultivate professionalism through reflective writing: Active, written reflection facilitates technical and problem-solving skills, and cultivates professionalism among MPH students. ((Merzel, C., & Goodman, A. (2016). Becoming a Professional. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 2(3), 154–160. https://doi.org/10.1177/2373379916656639)) Rogers ((Rogers R., R. (2001). Reflection…

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Why Support Intervene Upstream?
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Our Name

With a focus on public health, why did we end up choosing the name Intervene Upstream? After learning more about us and how to get involved, you may be wondering about our name. Public Health education often requires analogies to explain foundational concepts. We take our name from the famous…

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Our Name
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