The Ultimate Guide to Public Health Resources

What is Public Health? Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities. Educating people about healthy lifestyles, online researching disease and injury prevention, and developing ways to make communities healthier are all part of a public health professional’s job. To help with that job, here is a list of Public Health Resources.

  1. The ultimate Public Health movie list Who knew that movies could be a tool to promote public health? Educate yourself and others with films like Erin Brockovich, Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me among others.
  2. BAM!Emeril Lagasse isn’t the only one to BAM his way into the hearts of America – the CDC is trying it out too. The BAM web-page (short for “Body and Mind”) has kid and adult-friendly information on diseases, nutrition, activities and safety.
  3. Healthy People 2010This organization works to inspire and help communities and individuals to take steps towards healthier lifestyles.
  4. Brain PopThis fun and innovative website has information on Diseases, Injuries and Conditions (“what happens when things aren’t working right?”) as well as genetics, body systems, nutrition, and personal health advice. There are also free health movies. Even though the information is serious, the tone and look are fun enough to make health into an engaging enjoyable subject.
  5. Household ChemicalsLearn About Chemicals Around Your House is the name of this website that has an interactive house tour to teach kids about dangerous chemicals in their homes. Help the parents in your community protect their children by informing them – this makes it easy.
  6. Pandemic for kidsTalk to any public health expert and you’ll hear that we are overdue for a pandemic, or epidemic, of epic proportions. Emergency management specialists are working to prepare individuals, families and communities, but most people are resistant to facing the risk of possible future pandemics. This site has tips targeted towards children, but helpful to parents and professionals also.
Posted by William Lim
on May 10, 2010

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