The Department of Health Promotion and Behavior educates future public health professionals in the social and behavioral aspects of public health and in the prevention of health-related problems and conditions. Faculty, students and staff in the department study the underlying factors influencing health in order to create multilevel interventions that positively impact that health and well-being at individual, group, organizational, and community levels.

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2019: A study recently published by alumnae Ayanna Robinson (PhD ’18) found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support

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Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis
Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) declared a public health emergency

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