Public health students at the University of Lynchburg are getting more than book smarts.
The Master of Public Health program gets students out into the community to meet senior citizens, learn about their health needs, and create new programs to help with their health.
The program began with a project at the Jefferson House in Lynchburg a few years ago. This semester, students have been working at four senior communities. The News & Advance ran an article about the program this week.
The article includes quotes from students as well as Dr. Charlotte Guynes, one of the founders of the MPH program. “This was my dream in developing the master program, instead of just planning and evaluation, to actually go out and implement the program and then see how it went,” she told the newspaper.