This is Public Health
Through my role as a public health educator, I have learned that many individuals do not know what is covered under this broad term of ‘public health.’ Some time ago, I had a chance to work with young people in Bethlehem on a “This is Public Health” project. My goal with the project was to educate others on the ‘hidden’ ways that public health affects all of us. The photos below illustrate some of these:
As you can see, public health services affect everyone, everywhere (regardless of race, class, gender, or location). A Lehigh Valley Health Department would ensure that all residents of the Lehigh Valley have access to essential services (such as information about better nutrition and physical activity, immunizations, restaurant inspections, and monitoring of air & water quality).
Do you know what public health is? Where have you seen public health?