Behavioral Health Promotion and Education
College of Health Sciences
The mission of the Public Health Program at Jackson State University is to provide quality education and leadership in community-based research and practice. Through collaborative efforts with communities, the Program promotes health and seeks to prevent disease and disability, with special emphasis on the underserved and at-risk populations of Mississippi, the nation, and the world.
Our Public Health Program is committed to educating and training its students to become effective leaders of the public health community at the local, national, and international levels. This commitment is realized in an urban environment that offers broad scope for students to become involved in the diverse communities in metropolitan Jackson and the region.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
By including people, communities, and systems in our research, teaching, and practice, the Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health Sciences aims to promote and improve health as well as equity.
We train students to use theories, concepts, and methodologies from many social and behavioral scientific fields to design, carry out, and assess health promotion and illness prevention initiatives.
LEARN BY DOING
Behavioral and social variables influence all diseases. We believe that in order to improve health outcomes and promote health, it is important to comprehend how these diseases relate to the person, family, society as a whole, organizations, communities, and public policy. This system, which is dynamic, influences issues like care access and adherence. As a result, the behavioral and community health sciences within public health evaluate the health requirements of populations and communities, design interventions to prevent disease and increase adherence based on social/behavioral theory, and use research methods to evaluate these programs and recommend improvement, frequently within community-based settings.
“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”
APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Quality education that spans outside of the classroom.
Behavioral and Environmental Health majors have a plethora of career options:
|Behavioral Health Technician I||Behavioral Health Technician II||Behavioral Health Specialist I||Behavioral Health Specialist II|
|Psychologist I||Psychologist II||Behavioral Health Team Lead||Behavioral Health Supervisor|
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READY TO JOIN?
For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-8789. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.