What is Public Health
What is Public Health?
This PowerPoint presentation can be used by your organization to present to the public information about Public Health. Feel free to add your logo and contact information, but please credit the Public Health Association of Nebraska and the Health Care Cash Fund when using these materials.
Guard against Antibiotic Overuse
Taking antibiotics when they are not needed can cause bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic. These resistant bacteria are stronger and harder to kill. These “superbugs” can stay in your body and cause severe illnesses that can no longer be cured by once-effective antibiotics. To avoid the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics.
New standards for immunization
The CDC has released new standards for immunization of children and adults. The standards include recommendations for improving vaccination rates, and some other helpful ideas.
Pollution prevention and waste reduction videos
The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC), with funding from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is spearheading a project to make pollution prevention and waste reduction videos easily accessible to educators worldwide. P2RIC is in the process of collecting, digitizing and cataloging these videos to create an online library.
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The link below will take you to the current library. Features are still being added that will allow the addition of abstracts for every chapter. The videos that currently have abstracts posted are Cost Reduction through Waste Reduction, EMS for Printers – It’s a Bottom Line Benefit, and Waste Not Want Not. These videos will give you a better idea of the look of the final product.
(1/10/2003)The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) – http://www1.icma.org/main/topic.asp?tpid=2 – has released a CD-ROM toolkit called the “Local Government Environmental Toolkit.” This resource contains a number of publications, fact sheets, and other resources to help local government officials meet environmental and economic development challenges. Contents include resources on: Brownfields, Smart Growth, Military Base Reuse, and Environmental Liability. To request a free copy of this toolkit, call (877)865-4326 or write to email@example.com.
TRICK OR TREAT?
Dental professionals have long recognized the link between good oral health and sound nutrition. Eating patterns and food choices are important factors that affect how quickly tooth decay may develop.
HHS’ Special Diabetes Program for Indians
This $150 million program, administered by HHS’ Indian Health Service, promotes strategies for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications for American Indians and Alaska Natives. More information is available at http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes/.
Other Fact Sheets
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) Fact Sheet
A new fact sheet that highlights the measurable impact of reductions in tobacco prevention program funding in several states is now available from the CTFK. The fact sheet will be continually updated as new information becomes available. Check it out at
Radio Spots, Newspaper Ads and Billboards
You can use and modify these advertising tools to help promote public helath in your community. (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- * Radio Spots for PHAN’s Social Marketing Media Advertising Materials. Three 30-second spots you can put on your local station.
- News Ad 1 – If you think public health is for someone else …
- News Ad 2– Could $11.2 million …
- News Ad 3 – You’re living longer …
- Examples of three Billboards you can use to place around your community
Public Health Information
Obesity, Diabetes, Exercise and Nutrition
See our page on the epidemic of overweight and obesity. Find topics on Diabetes, Exercise and Nutrition. Keep checking. This page is updated regularly!!!
Sponsored, in part, through a grant from the American Public Health Association and Pfizer.
Other Social Marketing Sources
CDC PSAs and Podcasts provide timely messages about what you can do to protect yourself and your family during a natural disaster. http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/psa/?s_cid=ccu060208_PSAs_e
CDC’s National Center for Health Marketing
Click It, Don’t Risk It, seat belt campaign
Groups and organizations are encouraged to join the seat belt coalition and to get involved!!! By going to http://www.clickitdontriskit.com/ and clicking on the “join the coalition” link, you can become members. There are activities that are easy for organizations to be a part of, such as the honor rolls.
Food Safety and Inspection Service – United States Department of Agriculture
Meet Thermy!™ — Consumer education program to promote the use of food thermometers.
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