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News, Public Health, Education, Epidemiology: This is Public Health

The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) has a new ad campaign, introduced in mid-2008, created to inform the general public in the U.S. about ways and means of delivering preventative public health services and programs designed by clinicians, epidemiologists and government health administrators. It is entitled “This is Public Health“. Following is one of their marketing logos:

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Photo Credit: http://www.thisispublichealth.org/toolkit/documents/TIPH-postcard.pdf
All rights reserved – Copyright 2008

I enjoyed watching the video of several upbeat and enthusiastic MPH students from Columbia University in New York City (link) explaining various aspects of public health. And at this link from ASPH, you can view more videos filmed by MPH students from other schools of public health in the U.S.

There is a recommended reading list for books about public health on the page, at: http://www.whatispublichealth.org/resources/reading.html#ReadingList.

Following are a few other websites around the world which offer free information about public health practices, data, statistics and current awareness:

  • One of my favorites sites for public health information is the vast resources found on the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation‘s page including their StateHealthFacts.org. Thanks to them for a very useful and comprehensive set of public health links, available free, to anyone.
  • Reference librarians at UCHC are adjunct instructors for the MPH program, and since 1996 have taught a 3-credit graduate course for MPH students entitled “Public Health Informatics” (PUBH 5430-F40).  Episites, at this link, is a collection of sites for domestic and international epidemiology, world health, women’s health, biostatistics and other sources of current information or disease management/tracking websites which I wrote for use with the class (current as of June 2007).
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3 responses to “News, Public Health, Education, Epidemiology: This is Public Health

  1. Pingback: MedLib Musings » Blog Archive » Educating the Public

  2. creaky15 September 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    On Sept 18 2008, the Washington Post ran an article about the appeal of public health for a global generation, link at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/18/AR2008091804145.html?nav=rss_education

    Creaky

  3. Ask a Doctor October 21, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Public health is a subject that needs to be taught more and more so that people remain aware of important health issues.

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