Public health. It’s a term that gets tossed around a lot, but most people are exactly sure what a public health practitioner does. There are two types of public health care. The first is concerned with preventive health concerns, instead of curative aspects of health care. The second deal with health issues that concern the entire population level, such as a sudden outbreak of the flu or the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Public health has been practiced longer in Europe than in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, the first public health school was only established in 1916. These public health schools teach students to deal with health issues that plague large percentages of the general public. These issues include things like diabetes, smoking, and tuberculosis.
The first public health school founded in the country was Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Today, US News reports that the top 10 public health schools are:
1. Johns Hopkins University
2. Harvard University
3. University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
4. University of Washington
5. University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
6. Columbia University
7. Emory University
8. University of California- Berkeley
9. University of California- Los Angeles
10. University of Minnesota- Twin Cities