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Malnourished Children in Haiti

One in five children in Haiti is malnourished. US organisation Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is treating 8,000 children with a high energy, nutritious peanut paste. Taken over six weeks, the course helps children to gain 4 grammes per kilogramme of weight per day. MFK employees grow, roast and grind the peanuts locally and is hoping to grow enough peanuts in the future to be able to export them to other countries in need.
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Hypertension in China

In the last 10 years the proportion of people with high blood pressure in China has almost doubled - from 10 to over 18% of the population. A key contributing factor is unhealthy lifestyles, so the government has gone on the offensive by organising community education campaigns on healthy living. Banks are also taking part by making it possible for people to check their blood pressure at the same time as checking their bank balance.
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Treating and Preventing Diarrhoea in Bangladesh

Approximately 20,000 people suffering with diarrhoea are admitted to the main hospital in Matlab in rural Bangladesh every year. Most of them are from poor backgrounds who do not have proper toilets and washing facilities. The hospital treats patients, including those suffering from cholera, by replacing lost fluids and also educates them about how to prevent diarrhoea in the future.
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Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Wanda Barfield discuss important new updates in infant mortality reduction. Since the initial presentation of "Public Health Approaches to Reducing U.S. Infant Mortality" in 2012:
• Overall rates of infant deaths have continued to decline
• Risk factors for mortality such as preterm birth have been reduced
• CDC has launched the tips from former smokers campaign focusing on the need to stop smoking during pregnancy
• Large collaborative initiatives were started to address geographic disparities and improve quality of care to pregnant women

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Video Focus

Advanced Molecular Detection

Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Duncan MacCannell discuss the application of Advanced Molecular Detection technologies such as genomic sequencing and bioinformatics. These technologies will yield key benefits to public health practice such as improved detection, more detailed identification of antimicrobial resistance, and better outbreak investigation. More.

Public Health 101

Systems Thinkng: A Whiteboard Animation

Systems thinking enables individuals to maximize their time and resources while achieving desired outcomes. This whiteboard animation demonstrations the various ways in which you can implement systems thinking on a daily basis. More.

Epidemiology & BioStatistics

Public Health Genomics In Practice: State Strategies

It is estimated that 2 million people in the United States are affected by hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC), Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), yet only a fraction are aware of their risk status. While evidence-based screening recommendations are available for these conditions, individuals and families have generally been served on a case-by-case basis by clinicians. An integrated public health approach can contribute substantially to the identification of individuals at risk for these disorders.Objective: This webinar will describe the role of public health agencies and their partners in implementing effective programs that address HBOC, Lynch Syndrome and FH at the population level. The experience of five states will be highlighted, including descriptions of their programs and funding strategies. More.

Health Behavior

Health Belief Model

An overview of the Health Belief Model, one of the most common models in the public health field. More.

Health Services

60 Years to Obama's Health Reform

Sanjay Gupta looks at previous attempts to overhaul health care leading to the Affordable Care Act. More.

Community Health

It Takes a Village: Building Healthier Communities

Partnership for a Healthy Community presents a talk on the importance of community in building health care.    More.

Environmental Health

Climate Webinar: Climate Change & Public Health

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in numerous ways, from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, and decreased air quality, to insect-transmitted diseases, food and water contamination, and mental health threats. Despite these challenges, responding to climate change also provides opportunities to improve human health and well-being, as many of the strategies used to address climate change offer a variety of other benefits that protect people while combating climate change. This webinar will provide information about:

-Climate change impacts on health in the United States
-Potential strategies for climate change adaptation in the public health sector
-Possible opportunities to benefit health while addressing climate change

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Global Health

Treating and Preventing Diarrhoea in Bangladesh

Approximately 20,000 people suffering with diarrhoea are admitted to the main hospital in Matlab in rural Bangladesh every year. Most of them are from poor backgrounds who do not have proper toilets and washing facilities. The hospital treats patients, including those suffering from cholera, by replacing lost fluids and also educates them about how to prevent diarrhoea in the future. More.