Adapting to Change: The Rise of Online MPH Programs and Remote Work in Women's Health Post COVID-19 Pandemic

Carolyn Rodgers,

Published on: 2024-04-02


The purpose of this critical review is two-fold. Firstly, it examines the changes in Master in Public Health (MPH) programs after the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the best practices for online MPH programs that cater to learners across different age groups. Secondly, it discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's health and work-life balance issues. To conduct this review, the methodology involved a literature search of universities' current approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also included a systematic review that evaluated the best practices for online MPH programs before the COVID-19 pandemic using the Joanna-Briggs Institute quality assessment and grading system for systematic reviews. The second part was a review of the latest literature on women's health issues, perceptions, and outcomes in education post-COVID-19. Based on the review, 14 out of the 90 articles retrieved met the study criteria. The study found that more MPH programs are shifting online and using various modalities. It also discovered that women, particularly African American women, are leaving leadership positions in education to focus on work-life balance and self-care.

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