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UCLA Public Health Magazine

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Autumn/Winter 2017

Dean's Message

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Although there's always more to learn, we already know a great deal about what it takes to promote health among individuals and in communities.
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Articles

Students wearing blue  vests and public health badges
Daunting public health challenges at home and around the world also represent enormous opportunities: So much of what leads to poor health and premature death can be prevented through evidence-based public health policies and programs.
FSPH Advocacy fellow Katy Wang with physicians and residents holding signage
Student Change Agents
PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTITIONERS KNOW WHAT IT TAKES to effect positive change, but the high rates of preventable diseases and persistence of health inequities, among other public health concerns, signal that much remains to be done.
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Q&A
FSPH professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences Michael Prelip discusses how the school goes beyond traditional academic scholarship to effect change.
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Learning From Each Other
FSPH students develop and facilitate courses on timely social issues.
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Dr. Kominski speaking in lecture hall
Numbers That Count
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s detailed surveys of the health status and coverage of California’s diverse population make it an indispensable resource. The accessibility of the center’s findings and analyses ensures maximum impact.
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Elaine Batchlor
Under Elaine Batchlor’s leadership, the new MLK facility in L.A. is focusing on the overall health of a long-underserved community.
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Transparency Driving Change
Data from FSPH’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center, which identifies gaps in countries’ laws and rights, is used in the U.S. and around the world to advance policies that improve people’s lives.
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Informing Policy
The clearing of the air in the Los Angeles basin over the last half-century is an environmental success story in which the Fielding School has played an important role.
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FSPH and LACDPH
The close partnership between FSPH and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health brings substantial benefits to both parties — resulting in a win for L.A.’s communities.
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Leadership Beyond Government
Whether he’s helping to set public health priorities for the nation, bringing attention to public health issues through a monthly column or mentoring future public health leaders, Jonathan Fielding aims to make a difference.
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Ana Mascarenas headshot
Ana Mascareñas is working to restore the community she lived in as an FSPH student as part of the largest residential cleanup in California history.
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Education Legacy
Through both established and informal channels, the Fielding School has a long legacy of building public health capacity both at home and abroad.
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SAPHONN AT  THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE LAUNCH OF A BACHE-LOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN PHYSIOTHERAPY AT CAMBODIA'S UNIVERSITY  OF HEALTH  SCIENCES, WHERE HE SERVES AS  RECTOR
Nearly two decades after earning his PhD at the Fielding School, Vonthanak Saphonn is overseeing the education of Cambodia’s future health professionals.
Krisianna Bock wearing hard hat and orange vest at construction site
An untraditional path leads to a visionary gift
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School Work

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A look at some of the news happening at the Fielding School.
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Contracts & Grants