Did you know the first week of April is National Public Health Week? We are glad you are interested in exploring the many pathways of public health. These materials will let you choose your own path for what you would like to learn, each section also has a brief video about the topic. Choose as many as you want.
Welcome message - Dean of Yale School of Public Health, Sten Vermund, MD, Ph.D.
Created by The Office of Public Health @ The Yale School of Public Health
Path #1: What is Public Health?
If you have heard or read any news lately you know Public Health is a hot topic right now. There are many ways one gets to be apart of the public health profession and many ways public health is woven into nearly every part of our daily lives. Most importantly, public health is community health. Public health is about preventing disease, protecting, and promoting health, for all. View a simple powerpoint presentation.
Path #2: COVID-19 a.k.a. Coronavirus
Protecting ourselves and others can be done in many ways. Learn how basic steps like proper hand-washing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and the virus structure can affect you. View a simple powerpoint presentation.
Path #3: Health Communication & Trusted Sources
What is a trusted source of information? Are those too good to be true headlines factual? Health communication takes complex topics and makes them more easily understood to the general public while sticking to the evidence. View a simple powerpoint presentation.
Path #4: Keep it Clean!
Washing your hands is always important, not just in a pandemic. But how well do you or others do? This section will go over proper hand-washing technique and you can observe and rate the hand-washing skills of the grownups around you. View a simple powerpoint presentation.