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WHO: The Many Paths Towards Universal Health Coverage

At some point in their lives, everyone needs health care....but today not everyone has access to the care that they need.

Universal health coverage ensures that all people get the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. The goal of moving towards universal health coverage is gaining momentum around the world.

This video, produced by the World Health Organization, explains the concept of universal coverage and uses examples from six countries -- China, Oman, Mexico, Rwanda, Thailand and Turkey -- to show ways that all countries can provide accessible and affordable care for their people.

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Healthy Beverage Standards at Head Start Centers a Success

CA4Health, the statewide Community Transformation Grant at Oakland-based Public Health Institute covering rural and small California counties, has released a new video capturing the success of its partner Madera County in working with Head Start Centers across 4 Central Valley counties who adopted strong new healthy beverage standards. More than 44% of children in Madera County are obese or overweight. The new standards went into effect on September 1st and will have 1500 children through age 5 drinking water and unflavored milk (and breast milk for those up to 12 months) instead of soda, sports drinks, juice and juice drinks, and chocolate or other flavored milk. Children 4-5 will be allowed 100% juice twice a month. The Madera County Public Health Department led the effort in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership of Madera County, who operate Head Start Centers in Madera, Fresno, Merced and Mariposa Counties. California Project Lean, who provide technical assistance and leadership to all CA4Health counties on efforts to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, helped guide development of the strong new standards. The video was produced by Youth Speak Media Solutions, an organization based in the northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles that pairs youth with working professionals in the visual and production arts to give them hands-on experience and career skills. For more information about CA4 and its work in rural and small communities across California, please contact Program Director Robert Berger at robert.berger@phi.org.

CA4Health/Madera County Healthy Beverages at Head Start Centers from CA4Health/PHI on Vimeo.


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Hans Rosling: New Insights on Poverty

Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

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US Public Health Service PSA, 1980

Romper Room-based animated spot in which Mr. Do-Bee stresses the importance of treating "lazy eye" before age 6.


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Zoonotic Diseases in Cambodia

At least sixty percent of all emerging infectious diseases start their life in animals. These zoonotic diseases, as they are known, are a particular problem in Asia. Two French organisations are monitoring illnesses in animals, such as bird flu, in Cambodia to avoid outbreaks in humans.
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Video Focus

Identifying Bacteria on a Video Link

 Tackling bacterial diseases requires rapid, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with antibiotics. But many countries lack the skills and experience needed. The Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam has developed a special camera which takes high resolution photos of bacteria samples. Doctors at the Vietnamese Hospital for Tropical Diseases are now able to send photos and discuss the cases with Dutch experts over a video link. More.

Public Health 101

US Public Health Service PSA, 1980

Romper Room-based animated spot in which Mr. Do-Bee stresses the importance of treating "lazy eye" before age 6.

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Epidemiology & BioStatistics

The Singular Science of John Snow

From the John Snow Bicentenary event, "Epidemiology Today and Tomorrow" on Thursday 11 April 2013 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
 
Nigel Paneth, University Distinguished Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics & Human Development, Michigan State University.

Nigel Paneth - The singular science of John Snow from LSHTM on Vimeo.

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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

NY Times Covers Health Care Reform: Then and Now

Though its approach to overhauling health care is different than that of its predecessors, the Obama administration hasn't been able to avoid all of the political and public relations problems that earlier health care efforts confronted. More.

Community Health

Health Status is More Than Healthcare

A lecture by Susan Turner, MD, MS on health beyond healthcare as a part of The Community Health Summit. More.

Environmental Health

US Agriculture Policies: Influence on Public Health and Nutrition

Podcast is part of the Food Production, Public Health and the Environment series originally published by the John Hopkins University: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

U.S. Agricultural Policies and the Farm Bill: Where is Health? (Michael Heller, Roni Neff)

Investigates how US Farm Bills influence public health and nutrition, food systems, farmers, climate change, food security and food prices.

Slides, graphs, charts and tables can be found at: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/index.cfm/go/vie...

Podcasts were released under a creative commons license (attribution, non-commercial, share alike): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

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Global Health

Identifying Bacteria on a Video Link

 Tackling bacterial diseases requires rapid, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with antibiotics. But many countries lack the skills and experience needed. The Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam has developed a special camera which takes high resolution photos of bacteria samples. Doctors at the Vietnamese Hospital for Tropical Diseases are now able to send photos and discuss the cases with Dutch experts over a video link. More.