Public Health Resources

7 Time Management Tips from Online Graduate Students

Between schoolwork and personal obligations, time management can be a challenge for many graduate students. Fortunately, a variety of practical strategies can help you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

N is for Nutrition: Childhood Obesity and Schools

The average American child spends over 1,600 hours in the school environment a year — it is no wonder that an overwhelming number of Americans believe schools should be leading the fight against childhood obesity.

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic [Infographic]

The online Master of Public Health program (MPH@GW) in conjunction withSPHHS created an infographic in hopes of raising awareness around America’s broken mental health system and issues pertaining to gun control and violence in the United States.

The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine, which refers to the use of telecommunications to provide remote clinical services, is helping physicians maintain support networks and expand their scope of practice from any location.

Cancer Health Disparities Affecting African Americans

Cancer disparities in the United States remain a significant problem. According to the National Cancer Institute, African Americans are 25 percent more likely to die from cancer than their Caucasian counterparts.

50 Public Health Blogs Worth Connecting With

In healthcare, information and time are valued assets. Being able to stay abreast of — and, in some instances, anticipate — trends means more than a contribution to a fiscal …

The Vulnerability Index

TEDMED Great Challenges brought together a wide range of experts to discuss the issue of the Vulnerability Index, which is a way for insurers and employers to measure how outside influences like caregiving, financial troubles or marital issues affect health.

The Demographics of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been a widespread issue in the United States since the 1960s. According to data from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, nearly a third of American children and teenagers are obese.

Studies Assess Impact of IOM Report on Nursing Reforms

Researchers Find Progress and Barriers to Recommendations on Residency Programs and Academic Progression


Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) …

Diabetes: The Facts

As part of our campaign to Walk Away from Diabetes and to celebrate World Diabetes Day (November 14th) and American Diabetes Month, we have compiled some startling facts about diabetes.