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Real-Life Learning About Health Policy

health policy class students studying access to healthcare

Race, gender, geography, income, and other factors influence health care in so many ways. These are matters that don’t just influence how we live, but also how well we live. From government-subsidized health care to addiction counseling, there are so many issues that shape health policy.

GCU health sciences and health profession studies students explored the intersection of these issues during Wellness Week. The event included public presentations, held outdoors so that anyone could take time to learn more. Their presentations covered a range of topics including smoking, PPE, mental health, heart health, and healthcare access. Faculty members Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., and Donna Cetroni, RN, ’05 sponsored the event as part of their HRP351 Health Policy course.

A few photos from the event are below.

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Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.