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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Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health
Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health

Timothy Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior at the College of Public Health, was recently named Incoming Editor of the Journal of Rural Mental

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Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success
Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success

Although it’s less than a year old, a pilot program to facilitate healthcare and social service use among native Spanish speakers in Athens-Clarke County has already exceeded its organizers’ expectations.

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UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean
UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean

Frances Dean has taken advantage of hands-on lab research, study abroad and service-learning projects that will help her reach her goal of becoming an epidemiologist so she can work with

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