Risk Assessment for Toxic Air Pollutants: A Citizen's Guide
This EPA fact sheet provides easy-to-understand information about air pollution and how it affects human health. Topics include health risks, exposure assessment, dose-response relationships, risk assessment, and risk characterization. Simple diagrams and pictures support the text.
This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature Program, which is one of the factors making Tufts unique in veterinary education. It is designed to enrich the student's understanding of various aspects of our individual and communal relationships with "animals" (or, to use scientific terminology, "other animals"), and to stimulate creative thinking about the expanding horizons of veterinary medicine, particularly those relevant to both traditional and newer forms of human-animal
Students are asked to explain how advances in technology have affected people's health.
helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with water-related problems in African communities.
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Understanding Your Water
Over two class periods, you will be guiding your students through the basics of water treatment -- both tap water treatment and sewage (or wastewater) treatment. To prepare for the lessons on the treatment process, the students will be researching where their drinking water comes from and where their wastewater goes once it goes down the drain for homework. After learning about their local water treatment and traditional tap water and sewage treatment processes, students will watch the NewsHour
Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
Ethics in Health Care - "Nurse Sassy"
This lesson introduces the qualities of a health care worker.
Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health
This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.
Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness
This presentation introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Interviews
In these interviews, JHSPH faculty deliver expert insight into some of the most important public health challenges facing the world today.
What Good Are Bats?
The mosquito population in your area is increasing at an alarming rate. You and your team have been called in to become experts on the local bat species and what you can do to promote their health.
How Humans Change the Atmosphere
This exercise is designed to introduce students to the idea that human activities can alter the chemistry or gaseous composition of the atmosphere, resulting in a variety of impacts on human health and the environment.
Examples of What Doesn't Cause ADHD
Examples of What Doesn't Cause ADHD. Part of the series: How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD. Examples of what doesn't cause ADHD in this children's health video.
The Power of Fruit and Vegetables
This video presentation describes the good characteristics of fruits and vegetables and the positive effects they have on our bodies and our health. The presentation does not include narration, but does have easy-to-read text and background music. (3:06)
Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian
In 1978, in his last years of residency in psychiatry at Mass General Hospital, Eric Chivian decided to do something bold. Encouraged by Australian physician, Helen Caldicott, who spoke of the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear power, in particular, he decided to restart an old medical organization—Physi
Personal, Social and Health Education 2004/5 annual report on curriculum and assessment QCA
A Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA) report on investigations into curriculum, assessment and qualification issues in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at all key stages and 16+. It makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the interrelatedness and yet distinctiveness of PSHE, Citizenship education, RE, Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and careers education. It also addresses the issues raised about curriculum models in relation to subject specialist teac
Changing the Face of Medicine
This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women physicians have excelled in many diverse medical careers. Some have advanced the field of surgery by developing innovative procedures. Some have won the Nobel prize. Others have brought new attention to the health and well-being of children. Many have reemphasized the art of healing and the roles of culture and spirituality in medicine.
In this module, mental health professionals observe a patient named Jerry, a classic schizophrenic. Jerry’s case and medication schedule are described, and his disordered speech and behavior are shown. Prominent psychiatrists describe schizophrenia and the prognosis for those diagnosed with this disease; a locked psychiatric ward provides a graphic illustration.
Emotions, Stress, and Health
Commentary from scientists, dramatic reenactments, and graphic illustrations show the consequences of prolonged stress on health. Animated diagrams show the brain releasing hormones, followed by a role-playing situation illustrating on-the-job stress that may set this process in motion. Researchers explain how low-level stress leads to the breakdown of frontal lobe funct