Mediaplanet Partners With South University to Promote Careers in Public Health

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Mediaplanet’s “Careers in Public Health” editorial section, published in its recent “Infectious Diseases” campaign, encourages people to pursue careers in the field of public health amidst a global pandemic.

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"You could be developing or advocating for new policies, collecting and analyzing data, designing or implementing programs, developing treatments and vaccines, creating marketing and communication campaigns, or a variety of other work..."

Mediaplanet recently launched an awareness initiative to inspire more people to pursue a career in public health. The COVID-19 pandemic thrust this field into the spotlight and, as a result, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth of 11 percent for public health careers by 2026. In partnership with South University — which offers a Master’s in Public Health degree program both online and on-campus, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program — the digital content campaign “Careers in Public Health” comprises original articles and videos that outline public health career options. The digital campaign also goes into detail about the qualities a successful public health professional candidate may have, and spotlights inspiring, well-known public health figures in history.

Many of the things we depend on to protect our health and well-being were thought of and implemented by public health professionals. “Immunizations, workplace safety, family planning, cleaner water, healthier mothers and babies — many of the greatest achievements of the 20th century have been in the field of public health,” says Jason Robertson, associate professor and chair of the South University Public Health programs.

Today, aspiring public health professionals can expect a career that is dynamic, with plenty of ways to make an impact. “You could be developing or advocating for new policies, collecting and analyzing data, designing or implementing programs, developing treatments and vaccines, creating marketing and communication campaigns, or a variety of other work. But the core of the field is working to improve health outcomes, which includes addressing the societal and systemic factors that lead to improved health,” says Tracie Seward of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, in an original article published within the campaign.

This article and the full campaign are part of Mediaplanet’s cross-platform campaign “Infectious Diseases,” located online at FutureofPersonalHealth.com/campaign/Infectious-Diseases, and found within USA Today in select markets on June 30. The digital campaign is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy, and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets.

About South University
South University is a private institution dedicated to the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population. Believing that all qualified individuals should have the privilege of formal academic training, South University welcomes all who seek educational challenges. Online and at our eight locations and two learning sites across the United States, our flexible learning options allow people to pursue their academic goals in a manner that fits their lifestyles and their needs. For more information visit SouthUniversity.edu

About Mediaplanet
Mediaplanet specializes in the creation of content marketing campaigns covering a variety of industries. We tell meaningful stories that educate our audience and position our clients as solution providers. Our unique ability to pair the right leaders with the right readers, through the right platforms, has made Mediaplanet a global content marketing powerhouse. Our award-winning stories have won the hearts of countless readers while serving as a valuable platform for brands and their missions. Just call us storytellers with a purpose. Please visit http://www.mediaplanet.com for more on who we are and what we do.

South University Press Contact:
Jennifer Flatt                        
(205)239-4268        
jflatt@southuniversity.edu
Communications and Marketing

Mediaplanet Press Contact:    
Shannon Ruggiero                        
(646) 755-7962                            
Shannon.ruggiero@mediaplanet.com                

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