Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with NACCHO and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), announced a new online course this week to inspire people from all backgrounds about the field of public health.
The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health provides an engaging overview of the incredible accomplishments and promise of the public health field. The class is organized into three modules:
- The first module includes interviews with legendary public health figures whose work led to millions of lives saved with vaccines, air bags and car seats, and the federal Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. It also includes an interview with ASTHO Executive Director Michael Fraser about the history of state health agencies.
- The second module brings key public health tools to life — including use of data, communications, and policy – through discussions with experienced professionals who have used these tools to save lives.
- The third module includes a “Carpool Karaoke”-style trip through Baltimore County, Maryland with NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah to see and hear real public health workers talking about how they serve their communities.
The modules, which can be seen in order or separately, can be used during orientation sessions or for enrichment for workers of all kinds at Health Departments. The course is free to take, and there is an option to receive a certificate at the end for a small charge.