"A Day Without Public Health"

Jennifer Taylor, MS' 15, was selected by the Department as the EHS finalist for the Breslow Student Writing Competition. Her compelling essay "A Day Without Public Health" demonstrates how attention can be focused on public health by imagining one day without it.  

Entries for the student competition had to answer the question: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa and its appearance in the United States and other countries is a reminder of the continuing need for public health. Many people don't know what public health is and how it affects their lives. If you had five minutes to explain the most critical ways public health affects lives, locally, nationally or globally, what would you say and what would you ask people to do?

Read Jennifer's essay here

Learn more about the 41st Annual Breslow Distinguished Lecture here

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