George Washington University Department of Prevention and Community Health

  • DC

About Us

The Department of Prevention and Community Health educates students in four inter-related areas - health promotion; maternal and child health; public health communication and marketing; and community-oriented primary care - and conducts research and scholarly activities in these disciplines. In collaboration with other departments at SPHHS, other Schools at The George Washington University and the broader public health community, the Department strives to: produce and share knowledge; develop, implement and evaluate state-of-the-art community health programs; communicate health information to the public; and, integrate research findings into public health education and practice.

In addition to its educational activities, the Department pursues these objectives by: establishing practice-academic partnerships; conducting peer-reviewed evaluation and policy research; and making significant scholarly contributions to the evidence base of public health.