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#SpeakForHealth & #GetInvolved National Public Health Week April 2-8

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Public Health Shines the Light on the Opioid Crisis in Iowa

JoelleStolteMercy College has launched a bachelor of science program in public health, a program whose time has come, according to Joelle Stolte, MPH, PhD(c), chair of the new program.

The program at Mercy College is the first of only three undergraduate public health programs in Iowa,” she said. “Traditionally, public health has been more of a master’s level program, but Mercy College recognized the urgent need to build a pool of public health professionals at the undergraduate level.”

B.S. in Health Information Management & Public Health to Start in January 2017

Mercy College is launching two NEW Bachelor of Science degrees in January 2017: Health Information Management & Public Health


Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
HIM.jpgThe Health Information Management program will be the first educational program of its kind in Iowa at the bachelor’s level. The new academic program will be offered at the Mercy College campus in downtown Des Moines, with the majority of the program courses offered in an online format, students will be able to complete the program throughout the state. This degree will prepare students to help meet the growing need in Iowa for HIM professionals and directly impact the state’s ability to stay current in the health care sector, which is leveraging the advancement in technology and analytics.