The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Our schools need students and meaningful discussions around major infrastructure barriers like the Highway 50 bottleneck (that is literally creating a physical barrier to growth in your West Aurora TIF district) and a lack of sewer infrastructure must be facilitated between the private sector, government leaders and regional/state influencers.
But, this statement would seem to infer, as I have observed the general discussion about fixing Obamacare has often inferred, that there is a certain cost to health insurance and that Republicans can rearrange the deck chairs any way they want but the cost will be the same.
The Department is supportive, in principle, of a revalidation scheme for public health specialists from a background other than medicine or dentistry and would encourage the Faculty of Public Health, Public Health England PHE and the regulators to explore what non-statutory options there may be to introduce such a scheme.
Further, in a letter sent to VapeNY five days ago, the director of the state health department’s chronic disease prevention division castigates vapers by denying that switching from smoking to vaping has any public health value, thus telling vapers that they might as well return to cigarette smoking.
Public Health is preparing a special issue on ‘migration and health’, which aims to bring together a collection of papers across the sciences, arts and humanities on those aspects of migration that matter most to health, healthcare delivery and related public policy.