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What Is Public Health?

Public health plays a key role in keeping us all safe and healthy. This video shows how public health works and calls for investment in the nation’s public health system.

Public health interventions such as ensuring clean air and water, monitoring food safety, providing health guidance, and developing vaccines keep all people safe and healthy. Public health functions largely in the background to promote health and protect all people from threats such as emerging diseases and the effects of climate change. But the system has consistently been underfunded and strained. Now is the time to create sustainable investments in public health so the country is better prepared for the next inevitable health threat.

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Authors

Marquisha Johns

Associate Director, Public Health

Jill Rosenthal

Director, Public Health

Nicole Rapfogel

Research Associate

Producer

Ala Al Sadi

Video Producer

Hai-Lam Phan

Video Director, Production

Toni Pandolfo

Associate Video Producer

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