HAPI’s Focus on Advocacy Highlighted in Health Affairs
The HAPI Program and its advocacy course requirement was recently mentioned in the Health Affairs article “Public Health Advocacy Must Be Taught“. The article notes, “Of the 68 accredited schools of public health in the US, not one requires an advocacy course to graduate with a Master of Public Health…A handful of accredited and non-accredited colleges and universities now offer various graduate degrees in healthy policy with an advocacy course requirement, including…a Master of Science in health and the public interest at Georgetown University”. The HAPI Program’s focus on creating effective advocates for public health is one of the biggest differences between getting an M.S. in Health and the Public Interest and an MPH.