Community Engagement Posts

Register for the USC Firearm Violence Prevention Symposium

Register for the USC Firearm Violence Prevention Symposium

Join us for a free, public symposium about firearm violence prevention April 25. Organized by Master of Public Health students, this event will promote a constructive conversation around firearm violence prevention, including a keynote speech by Dr. Garen Wintemute, a...

Public health student stands up for East LA’s parks

Public health student stands up for East LA’s parks

Hayley Sayrs is a Master of Public Health student studying public policy at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She spoke with Larissa Puro in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. Upon returning from a statewide health policy conference in...

In defense of needle exchange programs

In defense of needle exchange programs

Ricky Bluthenthal, professor of preventive medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC, is defending needle exchange programs as they face closure in various U.S. cities. The programs offer clean needles in exchange for old ones to lower the risk of HIV and hepatitis C...

Public health student gives back through global lifeguarding

Public health student gives back through global lifeguarding

(Photo/Courtesy of Jonathan Robinson) Life’s a beach for public health student Jonathan Robinson—literally. The moment the San Clemente surfer plunged into the frigid Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession. More than a summer...

Grad builds class project into community health campaign

Grad builds class project into community health campaign

Pictured: Delcie Strahan. Photo by Lori Strahan. Delcie Strahan didn’t expect to move back to her small town in Shasta County, Calif., after college. But in 2012 that’s where she found herself—and her passion—beginning a career in public health as a patient educator....