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
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.