Influence of Sexuality Discourse on Federal Sex Education Policy

Introduction to Sex Discourse in the United States In the United States (US), 95% of the population has sex before marriage. ((Donovan, M. K. (2017). The Looming Threat to Sex Education: A Resurgence of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs? Guttmacher Policy Review, 20. Retrieved from https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2017/03/looming-threat-sex-education-resurgence-federal-funding-abstinence-only-programs)) On average, young people…

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Influence of Sexuality Discourse on Federal Sex Education Policy
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Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness

Public health is a broad term, encompassing many dynamic fields with complex interactions that affect the well-being of a population. My interests in public health lie mainly within the area of mental health, a crucial component of well-being; while the medical establishment is (generally) placing more importance on mental health,…

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Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness
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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health

(Or, how to work with animals and get paid for it) First Exposure My first exposure to veterinary medicine as a public health discipline was while working in a high-volume spay and neuter clinic. There, I saw hundreds of feral cats come through our trap-neuter-return (TNR) program and be released…

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The Intersection of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
Feral cat with the tip of its left ear removed to indicate it has been trapped and neutered. Image and text from Wikimedia Commons.

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 Public Health: The Road Taken

The Early Years You can’t put public health students in a box. But I think it’s safe to say we all share a vision of a healthier future. My vision started to come into focus in the early 2000s. After graduating from college in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in…

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Why Public Health: The Road Taken
Julio Arruda Dos Santos is a Brazilian artist living in Miami. His work can be found on Instagram @juliosantos_art

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