Public Health Resources

The Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States among both children and adults. Nearly 9 percent of the entire population has diabetes, approximately 25.8 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.

We Invite You to Walk Away from Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month and on November 14, 2013, the International Diabetes Federation will also celebrate World Diabetes Day. To commemorate these events, MPH@GW invites you to participate in our campaign to Walk Away from Diabetes. We hope that you will join us to raise awareness for diabetes prevention…

The Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health

Crowdsourcing in the health care industry might seem implausible. However, there are a number of different ways crowdsourcing is being used in the field and making a real impact in innovative ways.

Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention

HIV/AIDS is recognized as a chronic disease, and while treatments have improved, prevention of the disease remains a critical public health issue. In 2012, a medication was approved for use.

The Truth Behind Latino Health Disparities

Significant health disparities exist within the Latino population, which is why the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services has launched the Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health.

Top Medical Blogs for Public Health

The lines between public health and traditional medicine often blur as the two fields focus on common themes of health disparity identification, prevention and education.

Medical Doctors Turned Public Health Professionals

For many physicians, a Master of Public Health (MPH) is the gateway to advancing into a career in public health education, research and preventative medicine. To better understand how an MPH can help you, peruse these profiles of medical doctors who have made the transition: