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Public Health Science

Public Health and Sustainable Development

Public health science studies how factors in the environment affect human health and well-being. It deals not only with environmental, economic, and social factors that we can influence through our lifestyles, but also with the organization and working methods of health care. Our programme trains public health strategists to work towards meeting present and future challenges in sustainable development. The programme combines public health science and biology to strengthen the link between public health work and the economic, social, and ecological dimensions of sustainable development. The courses deal with current sustainability issues at local, national, and international levels.
Our research aims to understand the increased complexity and links between health and sustainable development, including economic and social inequalities, changes in health behaviours, rapid urbanization, climate threats to the environment, and other growing societal challenges. We also examine the role of business organizations in moving public health towards global sustainability goals in local, national, and international contexts.


Programme: Health Promotion through Sustainable Development
Courses: We have many courses, and they can be found under Courses and the subject Public health science


Research, researchers och PhD Students

Head of Subject

Gloria Macassa, professor
026-64 82 28

Published by: Sandra Wikner Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2022-01-20
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)