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Public Health Programs See Surge in Students Amid Pandemic

According to a report by Kaiser Health News, an independent health news program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, public health programs in the United States have seen a surge in enrollment as the coronavirus has swept through the country. As state and local public health departments struggle with unprecedented challenges — slashed budgets, surging demand, staff departures and even threats to workers’ safety — a new generation is entering the field.

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