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Political activism of master’s students in public health and social work

Platt, Julie (2018) Political activism of master’s students in public health and social work. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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This study looks at the political activism and knowledge of health disparities of four groups: 1) masters of social work student; 2) masters of public health students 3) joint degree students in public health and social work 4) a self-selected group of individuals who attended a political meeting with two candidates, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato. I will be looking at how master’s level student manifest their involvement in the political process.
The methods used in this essay were two surveys that looked at future and current political activism and knowledge of health disparities. Additional methods included interviews with stakeholders. The result suggested that the joint degree students were the most the politically active both in the past and will be in the future. Surprising, and contrary to my hypothesis the public health students were the least politically active comparably to the social work students.
This essay is significant to the field of Public Health because health disparities and health inequities are intertwined with politics. In order for the field of Public Health to address the root causes of health inequalities, the field needs to become more politically active and involved.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Platt, Juliejrp110@pitt.edujrp110
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAlbert, Stevesmalbert@pitt.edusmalbertUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberShock, Jefferyjes98@pitt.edujes98UNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2018
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 46
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 14:37
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 14:37
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/34441

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