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The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health (Coursera)

The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health provides an engaging overview of the incredible accomplishments and promise of the public health field. The first module includes interviews with legendary public health figures whose work led to millions of lives saved with vaccines, air bags and car seats, and the federal Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

The second module brings key public health tools to life — including use of data, communications, and policy – through discussions with experienced professionals who have used these tools to save lives. The third module includes a “Carpool Karaoke”-style trip through Baltimore County, Maryland with NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah to see and hear real public health workers talking about how they serve their communities.

Learners will come away from this course with a deeper understanding of the public health field and a greater enthusiasm for their own work in public health.

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Who is this class for: The primary audience for the People, Power, and Pride of Public Health are individuals working in any capacity in local and state health departments. The course aims to connect them to the grand tradition – and to the exciting present – of action in public health. Others who will enjoy the course include students, community members, and anyone interested in learning more about what public health has accomplished – and what it is really like today.