Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

“Bringing fifth graders to campus gives them the opportunity to see themselves at college, and inspires them to see their own education as interesting and meaningful,” said Jaelyn Bos ’17, biological sciences and environmental science. Continue reading Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

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HAPP Lecturer Charles Cange analyzes Baltimore citizens’ perceptions of law enforcement in new report

A report released by the West Baltimore Community Commission on Police Misconduct and The No Boundaries Coalition based off of a quantitative study of 1,500 Sandtown-Winchester residents about their interactions with police is released at a time when the U.S. Justice Department is conducting investigations into police misconduct within many urban police forces. Continue reading HAPP Lecturer Charles Cange analyzes Baltimore citizens’ perceptions of law enforcement in new report

APHA national meeting features UMBC leadership in social and policy dimensions of health research

UMBC took center stage as more than 13,000 public health professionals gathered in Chicago for the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting, November 1-4, 2015. President Freeman Hrabowski presented the keynote address, which examined the conference theme “Health in … Continue reading APHA national meeting features UMBC leadership in social and policy dimensions of health research

UMBC Students Promote Healthy Living at Port Discovery

UMBC students from  SOCY/HAPP 354, “The Social Basis of Community and Public Health,” regularly visit Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum to discuss health issues with young visitors (ages 2-10) and their families. This semester, the students shared public health messages at Port Discovery’s March 3rd “Healthy First Saturday” (photos now online). The course, taught by Andrea Kalfoglou, is part of UMBC’s Health Administration and Policy Program. It explores the history, major concepts and practice of public health in the U.S and abroad. Students also learn about health disparities and how government, the private sector, NGOs and social entrepreneurs address public … Continue reading UMBC Students Promote Healthy Living at Port Discovery