Public Health Education

Promoting Health, Engaging Communities, Changing Lives

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Public Health Education is to promote health by supporting the learning, decision-making and capacity of individuals, groups, and communities. In collaboration with Piedmont Triad Community organizations, the Department prepares professional health educators and advances public health practice and knowledge.


The Department of Public Health Education’s Statement on our

Commitment to Affirming Social Justice and Dismantling Racism

We in Public Health Education condemn racism and its rotten fruits further illustrated by the recent murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN and the countless number of Black lives taken by police brutality, white supremacy, and bigotry, past and present: Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Marcus Deon Smith, and the list goes on. These assaults on Black lives come as we face the inequitable burden of the COVID19 pandemic on Black and Brown communities, another example of the poison sprouted from systematic racism over centuries. We affirm social justice is a public health priority and that understanding and exposing the ways social structures impact health and well-being is a critical part of our field. Together as a department we will continue to adhere to the ethical and professional mandates of the Society for Public Health Education and of the American Public Health Association which recognize racism as a serious public health crisis. Racism causes harm across all levels of society from individual behaviors to oppressive and unjust systems. Racism is lethal for individuals, communities, and our nation as a whole.  READ MORE



Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Q & A with Tou Vang, MPH.
Faculty Spotlight
Where Classroom Education and Community Activism Meet   Professor Christina Yongue is the D