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After gaining some experience in the clinical setting as an emergency department scribe, Haley Cothern decided to study public health and pursue a degree in health services management and leadership.

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New population health program at WVU prepares students to address local health concerns

While the world has been focused on COVID-19 as a health crisis, individual communities may have other specific health concerns that need attention. Population health, which integrates healthcare and public health practices, is an emerging healthcare field that allows professionals to identify a locally pressing health issue, intervene and transform the community’s health outcomes.

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