The Brown University School of Public Health

Nursing homes: Care improves with culture change
Nursing homes that invest in “culture change” can develop a more residential and less hospital-like feel. Culture change also allows residents and front-line care workers more of a say in how homes operate. A new study finds that the practice produces important benefits in quality of care, but only when the changes are implemented extensively. Findings are reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.Read more...


The School of Public Health's mission 

is to improve population health by:

  • Conducting research to better understand disease risk factors and health promotion

  • Educating future generations of health researchers and policy makers

  • Providing public service through the translation of research into public policy

The School of Public Health coordinates and integrates academic, research, and public service programs relevant to population health. Public Health educational programs include undergraduate concentrations in community health and biostatistics; the fully accredited MPH Program; master of science degrees in biostatistics, epidemiology and behavioral and social sciences intervention; and doctoral programs in epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research.