Our Public Health Professionals: Agents of Change
Our public health professionals have really stepped up to the plate considering this year’s COVID-19 pandemic.
It seemed like overnight these change makers had social distancing measures in place, instructions on how to flatten the curve, surveillance teams tracking the spread of the virus and systems to ensure that those who have fallen ill with the virus receive the treatment they need in an efficient and equitable way.
Although they appeared to swoop-in out of nowhere to help us fight this crisis, public health professionals have always been a part of our health systems. Pandemics aside, you might wonder what other health issues our public health professionals are tackling.
Monash University has shared an insight into just that in their “Agents of Change” series. Reducing illness in vulnerable populations, preventing first-time heart attacks and averting chronic disease amongst ageing populations are a few examples of the work our public health professionals do.
Study Public Health in Australia!
Are you interested in studying public health? Find out more about the various public health programs offered by our Australian universities. Please note, while these public health programs don’t have official application deadlines, we do recommend that you apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.