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.

Degree Programs

Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton
Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton

Motivated by a desire to help others embrace healthy lifestyles, Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton (BSHP ’16) fell in love with public health during her very first health promotion class at CPH. Now

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CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners
CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners

Five student-led outreach projects addressing health disparities in the Athens-Clarke County community have been selected for funding through the UGA College of Public Health’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mini-Grants

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UGA student partners with local Council on Aging
UGA student partners with local Council on Aging

In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and uncertainty, and Shotwell’s

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