Producing Prevention: The Complex Development of Vaccines

Determining how vaccines can be used for existing and emerging health threats — both in the United States and internationally — and understanding the inherent challenges of that learning process is crucial for the next generation of public health professionals.

15 Terms to Know in Health Communication

The need for effective health communication is growing. Today, both public and private institutions are using the internet and other technologies to speed the delivery of health information. However, for people with limited reading or technical skills, this can pose a challenge. That’s why it’s so important for public health professionals to become well versed in the creation and delivery of consumer health communications

Hazard Zone: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational Health

Global climate change has the potential to affect human health in two significant ways: by changing the severity and frequency of health issues already affected by climate factors, and by creating unprecedented health threats in places where they have not previously occurred.

Public Health Terms in Perspective

GW Public Health Online has created a series of comparative illustrations to help explain the differences between several commonly conflated public health concepts. Help us demystify these terms and promote better public health education by sharing on social media.

APHA 2016: Confronting the Non-Communicable Disease Challenge

Since the advent of modern-day antibiotics and other effective treatments for infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and heart disease, have become an enormous threat to human health around the globe. A recent APHA session discussed several different ways to analyze and respond to the global NCD epidemic.

APHA 2016: Taking a Human Rights-Based Approach to the Sustainable Development GoalsĀ 

How can we achieve better health in areas where basic human rights aren’t afforded to all? This question was at the heart of a recent APHA 2016 session on human rights-based approaches to the U.N.’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).