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Public Health

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  • sspada5946
    @sspada5946 sspada5946 Hey guys my name is Steven! Why do I believe that "Public Health" deserves to be on Socratic? I think a more apt question would be: Why doesn't it? Public health is an vast and ever growing field, encompassing a myriad of disciplines, epidemiology to environmental health, disaster management to community and global health. Public health abounds beyond the confines of the sterility of hospital walls. Public health is the advancement of our local and global communities through research and health practice without bias. I believe that it is the foundation upon which society rests.

    I have a B.A. in Applied Health Science from Point Loma Nazarene University, a small Christian institution located in San Diego, California. From August 2014 until my graduation in December of 2015 I severed as a Campus Liaison and a Membership Ambassador for the APHA Student Assembly where I disseminated information about public health. I plan on pursuing my MPH in the fall of 2016.

    I believe that public health is me, is you, is the collective "us".
    2 years ago
  • Sarah C
    @sarah-c-7 Sarah C Hi, I'm really interested in medicine and diagnosis. I was wondering if this would be a good subject for me to become a founder of?
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Islamabad, Pakistan
    Someone from Islamabad, Pakistan hi, i'm Marya. I am currently studying at a medical school. My main interest stays in promoting health to the masses & prevention of physical,psychological illness. By becoming one of the founder i want to bring local and global health issues to the forefront & learn alongside teaching too .
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Manado, Indonesia
    Someone from Manado, Indonesia We need to find more founders!
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Manado, Indonesia
    Someone from Manado, Indonesia Hi, I'm Dani. Our main concern in health is to prevent health ones from disease. Our art is how to promote health to change public's behaviour to be better; to engage them becoming part of public health.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Brampton, Canada
    Someone from Brampton, Canada I have my B.Sc in Health Studies my M.Sc in Epidemiology. In this age of information, health promotion, and aging baby boomers public health is needed!
    2 years ago
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How are new subjects launched?

By the community! (With support from the Socratic team.) To launch a subject on Socratic, you need a founding team of eight people who are committed to building and supporting the subject through its critical early days.

Once eight founders have signed up, you will form a team that collaborates to grow and nurture the subject using a live version of the site. You will write the subject's first featured answers and recruit other contributors. Most important, you will lead by example by participating often and encouraging others to do the same.

Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Public Health can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Public Health with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
  • Connect and collaborate with brilliant people around the world who share your passion. Find your tribe.
  • Earn credibility and status, online and off. Add it to your resume! Founding a subject will keep you sharp, and can even help in your professional life.
  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

  • Ensure that your founding team creates at least 20 featured answers that represent that very best in your subject
  • Participate often and encourage other team members, so that you meet your shared goal of high activity days (days on which 8 or more people contribute)

No matter who you are, life is busy and unpredictable. That's why there are no individual or time-based requirements for subject founders. You can contribute to your shared goals anytime, from anywhere - so long as you make an active effort to support the team and push the subject forward.

Can I invite friends to be founders?

If you know someone who would be a great founder for a new subject on Socratic, you can — and should! — invite that person by sharing the link to this page with them, and encouraging them to sign up.

Inviting a friend to join you on the founding team likely means working with someone you already respect, which'll help establish trust amongst the team early on. Trust = better outcomes and more fun.

I would love to see Public Health on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

Yes! To help get Public Health launched on Socratic, you can:

  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement