Five Reasons To Celebrate Public Health (Including A Cartoon)

If you’ve ever been vaccinated, if you wear your seat belt or bike helmet, if you wash your hands routinely, you’ve benefited from public health.

And now it’s time to celebrate: April 2-8 is National Public Health Week!

Here are four animated videos and one interactive timeline, all bringing public health alive.


Every Little Action Counts

The American Public Health Association shows how public health campaigns can help us become a healthier country in just one generation:


Obamacare: The Cartoon Version

The Kaiser Family Foundation offers up an entertaining 101 for the Affordable Care Act:


Why Kids Need Health Education

HealthTeacher uses Taylor Mali’s poem, “An Apple A Day Is Not Enough,” to stress the importance of teaching health in school:


Give Some Love To Those Who Serve You

Public health professionals are everywhere — from doctors, nurses and social workers in community clinics to food and water inspectors, program planners, counselors and community workers. The National Association of County and City Health Officials reminds us how important the health department is in all our lives:


Interact With 170 Years Of Public Health

Trust me, it’s more engaging than you’d think; these priceless archival images and stories are worth a scroll through. Take some time to explore The Evolving Role of Public Health, an interactive timeline made by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Interactive Timeline: The Evolving Role of Public Health (National Association of County and City Health Officials)

Still image of the National Association of County and City Health Officials' interactive timeline, The Evolving Role of Public Health.

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