Environmental Public Health

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The medical and technological advances of the past few centuries have helped improve human life on Earth, but technology has also had some unintended, harmful effects on human health and the health of other living things in our environment. This collection highlights these issues, examines how we are identifying the causes and effects of these health problems, and how public health works to improve conditions.

  • Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction

    This lesson designed for teacher professional development introduces various aspects of environmental public health, including conditions and diseases, exposures and risk, research methods, community action, and health policy.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Teaching Environmental Public Health: Strategies for Healthy Living

    This lesson designed for teacher professional development explores ways to approach teaching environmental public health to younger students.

    Grades: K-4
  • Teaching Environmental Public Health: The Role of Epidemiology

    This lesson designed for teacher professional development examines the role that epidemiologists, who study the occurrence of disease in populations, play in safeguarding public health.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Teaching Environmental Public Health: Human Impacts on the Earth System

    This lesson designed for teacher professional development examines how human activities change the air around us and how this, in turn, impacts environmental public health.

    Grades: 5-8

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