Over the past 150 years, major breakthroughs in public health and medical science have enabled humans to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Clean drinking water, modern sanitation and good nutrition — along with the development of highly effective vaccines and antibiotics — have increased average western life expectancy by an unprecedented 35 years. Yet our nation’s health care system is the costliest in the world and produces only average population health outcomes compared to the outcomes in other wealthy nations.
The program also explores the integral relationship between human wellbeing and our physical and social environments. We will study a number of major environmental issues and policies that affect individual and public health, such as air quality/pollution, water usage/quality/pollution, agricultural practices, environmental conservation, and more.
Date: May 16-June 13, 2016
Location: Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine
The program is rolling admission so apply as soon as you can! To learn more about the program and apply, go to: http://spcs.richmond.edu/
Please direct questions to Professor Rick Mayes at: Rick.mayes.sp16@semesteratsea.