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College of Public Health Offers Courses at Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

Education Highlight – The changing public health landscape creates several new challenges and opportunities for local and state health departments. To take advantage of some of these new opportunities, many departments are placing a greater emphasis on community and strategic planning, analyzing new data, focusing more on quality improvement and performance management, and forming collaborative partnerships to improve population health outcomes. However, these changes have forced local and state health agencies to reassess the skills and competencies of their public health workforce.  Knowing this the… Continue Reading

Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc

Student Highlight: Olugbadero Yerokun-Houessou, MSc Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia Degree Program/Concentration: Master of Public Health, Health Policy concentration What brought you to the field of public health? I have always enjoyed molecular science and trained to become both an HIV and cancer researcher. I worked as a research scientist in the HIV drug resistance department at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) for a little over a year, and this was my first real exposure to a combination of molecular science and population-based… Continue Reading


Public Health Practice – For children to achieve academically, they must be prepared to enter school. FAMILY, Inc. was founded in 1991 upon the principle that school readiness could be achieved by partnering with parents during the critical early years of life to equip parents with the skills they need to prepare their child for formal education. To comprehensively address the challenges children were experiencing it was determined that the curriculum would need to include a focus on the physical and social-emotional needs of the… Continue Reading