Public Health Resources


The “When I Was Your Age … ” Guide to Health Care Conversations

In order to facilitate intergenerational conversations about health care, the MPH@GW program developed this graphic to offer insight into the historical, social, economic and political context over the last century or so.

What’s the Effect of Guilt Appeal?

The answer to that question may depend on where the guilt appeal is coming from. Monique Turner’s recent article, “The Effects of Guilt-Appeal Intensity on Persuasive and Emotional Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Sponsor Motive,” explores how an ad’s intention can affect people’s reaction to its message.

How Bacteria Build Resistance at the Cellular Level

Bacterial cells, not people, become resistant to antibiotics. MPH@GW worked with The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University to create a series of graphics that illustrates the interaction between antibiotics and bacterial cells within your body.

Medical Data Breaches: The Latest Health Care Epidemic

In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe. Health care data has become an attractive prize for cyber thieves. Guest contributor Paul Cerrato, the author of "Protecting Patient Information," discusses medical data breaches, HIPAA compliance, and advice for providers about preventive security measures. 

The Health Care Industry: Looking for Solid Ground in the Days Ahead

The news surrounding the new president’s administration and the various health care reform proposals is creating uncertainty for the health care industry. While there’s no predicting what will happen next, especially after the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), there are some scenarios that are fairly certain.