5 Public Health Career Pathways

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About Logan Harper

Logan Harper is the community manager for the George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services' online MPH@GW program — an innovative Master of Public Health degree designed to help public health professionals become leaders in the field.

Website: http://publichealthonline.gwu.edu

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5 Public Health Career Pathways

Posted on March 14th, by Logan Harper in on the job. No Comments

A Public Health Career has many diverse Pathways, offering a wide range of challenging opportunities for professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Public health practitioners are employed in both the public and private sectors through government agencies, universities, nonprofits, health care organizations and corporations. The issues addressed by a Public Health Career includes controlling infectious … Read More »

Jump Start Your Career in Public Health

Posted on February 15th, by Logan Harper in on the job. No Comments

The field of public health focuses on improving the health of communities through education, research and advocacy. Public health professionals work to prevent epidemics and the spread of diseases, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy behaviors and respond to health emergencies. They are also concerned with ensuring equal access to quality health care for all … Read More »

5 Tips for Improving Your Agency’s Teleworking Program

Posted on August 24th, by Logan Harper in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

“Work is where we are, not what we do.” This is the core belief of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which maintains that workers who have more flexibility are more productive. The benefits of teleworking in the Federal Government have become so apparent that the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 requires government agencies to … Read More »

How “Green Tape” Can Create an Effective Bureaucracy

Posted on August 24th, by Logan Harper in About the Public Sector, Trends. No Comments

Most people are familiar with the term “red tape.” This term is often associated with bureaucracy and carries negative connotations, referring to burdensome rules that make processes more complicated.

Leisha DeHart-Davis, a professor of public administration and government at the UNC School of Government, has researched the importance of bureaucracy and coined the term “green tape” … Read More »

5 Networking Tips for Local Government

Posted on August 16th, by Logan Harper in Career Advice, networking/interviewing. No Comments

Work in local government often requires knowing the right people to better understand how your community functions and how to accomplish the tasks at hand. Knowing and talking to the right people can also help you get the job you want within local government, even when you aren’t running for an elected position. If you … Read More »