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From the Spring/Summer 2016 Magazine

FSPH alum Geoffrey Hoffman aims to identify cost-effective public health strategies for preventing falls among older adults.
FSPH alumna trains health care and aging-service providers to meet the needs of the fast-growing Alzheimer’s disease population.

From the Autumn/Winter 2015 Magazine

The Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and other public health entities are training community-based workers in providing services that recognize the mental distress violence inflicts. Agencies attend the Annual L.A. Gang Conference to develop solutions to gang and youth violence in Los Angeles.
Fielding School alumna Billie Weiss has helped to bring a public health approach to an issue once seen primarily as the domain of law enforcement.

From the Autumn/Winter 2014 Magazine

A manicurist with gloved hands is giving a manicure to customer.
Through a grassroots effort, Fielding School graduates have empowered the low-wage, Vietnamese immigrant-dominated nail salon workforce to fight for healthier conditions.
A group of Asian women at a cancer cure marathon.
Mindful of the teachings of her civic-minded parents, Mary Anne Foo brings together diverse immigrant communities to work toward common goals.
Ashley discussing next steps with two associates
Whether working with families to better manage their children’s asthma or helping residents take on an oil plant leaking toxins within walking distance of their homes, Fielding School alumna Ashley Kissinger assists a disenfranchised population in finding its voice.

From the Spring/Summer 2014 Magazine

From the Autumn/Winter 2013 Magazine

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim
Just in case you weren’t sure whether housing is a public health issue, spend a few moments talking with Nancy Halpern Ibrahim, MPH ’93, about the work of the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and any lingering doubts will disappear.
Native American Drs. Emmett Chase and Eva Marie Smith
These Fielding School alumni have spent the last 16 years tending to the health needs of the remote Hoopa Valley Reservation in rural Northern California, but the public health challenges they've encountered are unlike those faced by most of their former classmates.
A woman standing overlooking a Los Angeles neighborhood along side of a photo of the MLKCH hospital building site.
Elaine Batchlor, MPH ’90 who is helping to lead construction of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital as CEO, says that the new facility will go far to fill a void in the South Los Angeles community.