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Free COVID-19 tests are on their way. Will they work for travel?

Now that the United States government has launched its free coronavirus test delivery website, securing a test for work or school will be easier for many Americans. How useful will these tests be for travelers who need a negative result to fly to their destination? Dr. David Weber of the UNC Gillings School says that depends on the sort of at-home test people take.

Read more at USA Today.

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Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The environments in which we live, work and play invariably affect public health. In fact, environmental exposures – most of which can be prevented – account for nearly one quarter of all diseases worldwide.

Student entrepreneurs combat climate change.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology — the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and other risk factors in a population — is the cornerstone of public health inquiry and problem solving.

Researchers fight emerging diseases.

Health Behavior

Health behaviorists use social and behavioral science to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies that promote health and foster social justice.

Students work to improve the health and well-being of communities.

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and child health focuses on the determinants and systems that promote and maintain the health of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society.

Students get hands-on experience.

Public Health Leadership

Applying system thinking and leadership principles in a public health context — with teams, projects, organizations and systems — can eliminate inequities, improve health conditions and foster change in local and global communities.

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Discover Monday Morning thoughts from Barbara K. Rimer, Dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2005.

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