The Colorado School of Public Health is built on the collective expertise and vision of faculty at three leading educational and research institutions: the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. As a collaboration, our school operates at three distinct campuses:
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado
Although each campus offers a unique identity and student life experience, all of our students have access to:
What is Public Health?
Public health is YOUR health.
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where we all live, learn, work and play. While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.
From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.
Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.
Discover this and more from the American Public Health Association.