Public Health Resources


[Event] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

Join GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the American Public Health Association (APHA) for a panel discussing the intersection of climate change and public health on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.

15 Terms to Know in Health Communication

The need for effective health communication is growing. Today, both public and private institutions are using the internet and other technologies to speed the delivery of health information. However, for people with limited reading or technical skills, this can pose a challenge. That’s why it’s so important for public health professionals to become well versed in the creation and delivery of consumer health communications

Hazard Zone: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational Health

Global climate change has the potential to affect human health in two significant ways: by changing the severity and frequency of health issues already affected by climate factors, and by creating unprecedented health threats in places where they have not previously occurred.

APHA 2016: Improving Urban Health Through Green Spaces

For many people, the relationship between health equity and green spaces isn’t immediately apparent. A recent APHA 2016 session, however, explored some of the most convincing arguments for green development as means of improving health.

 

Public Health Campaigns That Change Minds

How do you motivate an individual to quit smoking? Persuade a community to vaccinate their children? Incentivize a whole nation to eat better? These types of questions are at the heart of every health communication campaign.

How Antibiotic Resistance Became an Urgent Threat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people in the United States become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and some 23,000 people die annually from these infections.