Health and Human Services

A blend of perspectives on the comprehensive health industries, from the professors and professionals guiding our master’s degree programs. Here you will find valuable insights to elevate your standard of care, your community’s health and the services you provide.

August 16, 2017

My Journey to a Master in Healthcare Administration

By Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN | Health and Human Services

Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN shares her personal experience in nursing and her quest for success with an M.H.A. I waited six years after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to go back to school to get my master’s degree. Partly because I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to get it in, partly…

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July 19, 2017

Global Health Mission Trip 2017: Conducting Health Education in Belize

By Dr. Kelly Wheeler, Adjunct Faculty for the Master of Public Health Program | Health and Human Services

This February, six global health M.P.H. students and faculty from Concordia University, Nebraska traveled to the town of Punta Gorda in Southern Belize. Their mission? To provide health education to Garifuna and Mayan children at schools in the Toledo District. The team also partnered and served alongside Hillside Healthcare International (HHI) staff providing home healthcare…

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May 19, 2017

Healthcare Leadership: Adapting to a New Presidential Climate

By Dr. D. Michael Leibert, Director of Masters Health Administration | Health and Human Services

The 2016 national election of a new president has resulted in varying levels of anxiety and stress among certain segments of our society. Post-election reports from mental health providers and others have identified individuals who were experiencing anxiety and feelings of vulnerability based upon the perceived consequences of the election results.  A portion of this…

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April 4, 2017

M.P.H. Alumni Career Spotlight

By Dr. Jennifer Janousek, Master of Public Health Program Director | Blog, Health and Human Services

Public health veterinarian at the United States Department of Agriculture. Management and Program Analyst at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health nurse fighting Ebola in Africa. Hardworking professionals hailing from all over the world, from vastly different backgrounds with unique career goals. Yet, there’s one commonality—they all hold a Master of Public…

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October 1, 2015

Making Lists: Caregiver Stress and Short Term Memory Loss

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

I don’t admit this to very many people, but I am getting more forgetful. Nowadays, I have to make lists. Memory trouble after a loved one’s trauma When my husband Bob had a series of strokes three years ago, my short-term memory was trashed. I could not remember what I was supposed to do, or…

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September 24, 2015

Keeping Yourself Well: Caregiving and Depression

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

I’ve been wondering lately if I have sunk into a depression. Between my husband Bob entering hospice and being sick with a cold myself, I have been lethargic and miserable for the past three weeks. The racking cough, the mild fever and the runny nose are all symptoms I’ve experienced three times in the past…

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September 17, 2015

Dementia Caregiving: Good and Bad Days During Hospice Care

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

My husband Bob, who has dementia, has been in at-home hospice care for a while now. I’d been his caretaker for about two years when he got so sick that he fell five times in as many days. One fall required a call to 911, because I did not have the strength to get him…

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September 10, 2015

Eldercare and Companion Animals: Finding Kramer the Cat

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

When I came home to California from the American Society on Aging convention last March, I knew things would change in my caregiving business, but I did not know they would change so drastically in my personal life. My business has been expanding and changing lately in a very interesting way. I seem to be…

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September 3, 2015

Caregiver Resources: Eldercare Professionals Who Can Help

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

No matter what kind of care you are giving, there are many challenges to face. It’s important to know that there are many people poised to help as you embark on your new role as a caregiver. I am my husband’s caregiver. Bob had several major stokes and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about three…

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July 21, 2015

Advance Directives and Other Legal Documents for Seniors and Caregivers

By Pamela Spahr, Contributing Writer | The Caregiver

As my husband Bob’s caregiver, I thought I was covered legally for his end-of-life care as well as my own. But after learning more from legal and healthcare experts about the medical documents everyone should have and what happens after a loved one dies, I realized I was missing some important things. There are several…

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