Welcome! Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in public health addresses the behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual, community, population health and health disparities over the life course.
Maintaining a high quality of life begins with an understanding of how our actions and interactions can affect our health. Through FIU’s population-centered Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Masters in Public Health, our program engages students in applied research to address the behavioral, structural, social and cultural factors related to individual, community and population health in South Florida and beyond.
Many of the 10 great accomplishments of the 20th Century in public health fall into the domain of health promotion and disease prevention—motor vehicle safety, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, as well as recognition of tobacco as a health hazard.
In addition to educating and training future leaders, the HPDP faculty conduct research in areas that are among the leading health indicators for national objectives to improve health (Healthy People 2010)—HIV/AIDS and cancer prevention; translate research findings into policies, programs and public health practice; and promote healthy lives for the underserved and all the peoples of South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. The keystone of our teaching, research and service, like public health, is the community.
It is our aim to see graduates contribute to research and practice in the development, administration and evaluation of programs and policies in health promotion and disease prevention that promote and sustain healthy environments and healthy lives for individuals, communities, and populations. The SSPH offers a truly multicultural experience, with students originating from over 50 different countries.
In addition to an above-average job growth expectancy of 21% over the next 10 years, graduates will have access to positions in such areas as national and international health promotion organizations, government and non-government health organizations, local health departments, and community based health agencies.
The RSCPHSW is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), and the college is home to ACEND and CSWE accredited programs. The College is also a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.
Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 405
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199