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What CH Alums have to say about us:
"...the class that really changed the way I approach problems was
Introduction to Community Health with Professor Jennifer Allen. If
it hadn't been for that class I may never have become a Community
Health Major, nor would I have learned about the complex social,
political, economic, and medical determinants of health that affect
much more than just health." Read more >
"The Community Health program was an opportunity for me to extend
the skills that I had learned in other disciplines to a new field.
Courses in the CH program and challenging and diverse, often
providing new perspectives on relevant issues. Dedicated faculty
along with a wealth of research and internship opportunities make
the CH program a great jumping off point at Tufts."
"Along with half my freshman class I thought medicine was my
professional future. However, after researching marketing strategies
in the tobacco industry targeting women and studying racial
disparities in health care, I quickly shed my narrow view of health.
I am determined to find a career that will allow me to apply what I
learned in the CH - a blend of health, policy, and curiosity.
Recently, a director at the NYC Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene told me that she hired me because, during my interview, I
spoke so passionately about my education and experience in the CHP.
Of course, this makes complete sense. Every Community Health class I
took communicated enthusiasm and I quickly developed strong
relationships with professors that I have no doubt will continue for
the rest of my life."
"Working and studying public health, one quickly starts to see the
many places where health, care, and community intersect. As a
student of community health I learned that healthy choices are made
everywhere: at home, at the park, at the coffee shop, even on your
iPhone. There are so many ways to take part in working to improve
health in our communities that it can become overhwleming to choose
just one. The Community Health Program not only gave me the
foundational knowledge to understand the interplay between health,
communities, and the environment, it supported me throughout my time
at Tufts by allowing me to study the many aspects of health and care
that matter to me. Because of the real world experiences CHP allowed
me to pursue I can do more than see opportunities for improving
health and wellness — I have been able to take an active role in
making diverse communities healthier places to live and play!"
"I loved CHP! CHP brought together all of my interests in health,
history, social justice and policy into a vibrant and challenging
curriculum from which I still draw today. Now, as a nurse
practitioner, I particularly lean on the foundation I received in
CHP on the social determinants of health, health law and policy,
addiction, and nutrition."
"The diverse curriculum of the Community Health Program provided me
with a foundation of skills and knowledge that I continue to
utilizes as I further my education in this field. The Community
Health Program is unique in that it truly fosters individual
"When you go to work for the IRS immediately after college, it feels
as far away from Community Health as possible. However, I realized
that I was able to work far more effectively with taxpayers of all
economic and cultural backgrounds by appropriately valuing their
life context into our meetings. Now, in my work with a private
foundation, I am delving into issues surrounding access and
opportunity in New York communities, specifically related to healthy
food. It is exciting to strategize around philanthropic impact on
issues that I studied in my Community Health classes and to see the
experience from my internship and various projects paying off."
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