What Is Public Health?

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Preventing Lead Exposure in Detroit's Children

Haley Henry

Parental action can help mitigate the risks of lead exposure. But drastic policy changes are needed in Detroit to stop children from facing negative health and nutritional outcomes associated with lead exposure.

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Career Prospects for Public Health Graduates Remain Strong

Krystle Forbes

Demand for public health professionals remains high, as does hiring for students graduating with public degrees. During the pandemic, some areas of public health have seen disruption in the services they provide. But this has also clarified our deep, ongoing need for those services.

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Translating Public Health Research

Part 5 in Our 'What Is Public Health?' Video Series

In classrooms, labs, and communities, public health reveals deeper understandings about human health. But to empower populations and impact lives for the better, that knowledge has to be shared. In this new video from our 'What Is Public Health' series, learn how...

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How Does Public Health Use Big Data?

Part 4 in Our 'What Is Public Health?' Video Series

We live in a world full of data, but how do we use it effectively? In this new installment in our 'What Is Public Health?" video series, see how public health professionals build the tools that help communities, physicians, individuals, and others harness data to improve health everywhere.

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What Is Environmental Health Science?

Part 3 in Our 'What Is Public Health?' Video Series

The environment around you influences your health and the health of your friends and family in countless ways. In the third installment of our ongoing "What Is Public Health?" video series, learn about these environmental impacts and how public health professionals work to address them to improve health for all.

social determinants of health

What Are Social Determinants of Health?

Part 2 in Our 'What Is Public Health?' Video Series

Your health is influenced by a wide range of factors, and the body you were born with is only one of them. In part two of our ongoing 'What Is Public Health?" video series, learn about some of the other factors that influence our health and what public health professionals do to address them.