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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Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic
Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic

This fall, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) opened Northeast Georgia’s first school-based health center (SBHC) on Athens’ east side. One-third of adults and one in four children in Athens-Clarke

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Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight
Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight

Health and wellness programs are becoming more common in the workplace, as employers look to boost productivity and keep their workforce healthy and happy. But with so many types of

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CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2019: A study, recently published by doctoral student Brooke Douglas and professor Pamela Orpinas in the

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