Study shows critical need for public health workers!

March 23, 2008 —

The U.S. will need 250,000 more public health workers by 2020, according to a new study by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Schools of public health will have to train three times the current number of students, for the next 12 years, to meet the need.

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28 students graduated from the DMU public health program last year. Classes are offered evenings, weekends or online. Some students take all the classes online – never taking a class on our campus. Current students range in age from 21 to 65 and live in 12 states and seven countries.

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Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.