50 Excellent Public Health Videos on YouTube

Public health officials are concerned about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, diseases and environmental issues. The following 50 excellent public health videos on YouTube confirms this statement, as each video points to all these topics and more in formats that range from public service announcements (PSAs) to full-length hearings and in arenas that range from local issues to global problems and solutions.

2010 Farmers MarketLocalized Public Health Issues

  1. 2010 Public Health Farmers’ Market: A partnership of Columbus Public Health and Ohio State’s College of Public Health.
  2. City of Houston – Hurricane Ike – Life’s Lessons: First Place Winner, Public Health / Public Safety 2010 TATOA Government Programming Awards.
  3. Community Meeting 7.23.10: Barbara Worgess is the Director of the Public Health District for Coconino County, Arizona. Topic focuses on contaminated flood waters.
  4. DEP Marcellus Gas Oil Drilling Hearing in Pittsburgh Pt 1: This is the first of 10 videos that portray how water wells are becoming unusable because of Marcellus fracking.
  5. GetUp City Challenge: A local look at the support for the national 5-2-1 Challenge, or 5 servings of fruits and vegetables/day, 2 hours of screen time/day, 1 hour of physical activity/day.
  6. Idaho North Central District: Public relations for this region’s public health programs, defining public health and describing services.
  7. NGN Daily: Air Pollution and Biofuel: Democracy advocates and environmentalists are worried that the city’s current political system may be preventing improvements in Hong Kong’s air quality.
  8. NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis — Overview: Nashville Public TV’s first documentary in the NPT Reports series serves as an overview of the state of Tennessee’s childrens’ health.
  9. Oregon Public Health & Zombies: An interesting public service announcement for this state’s public health services.
  10. Public Health: This public service video focuses on the B-cycle program available in Denver, Colorado.
  11. The Daily Iowan: Siren Song of Alcohol: Dangerous drinking in downtown Iowa City has become so severe that alcohol-related calls are putting a strain on the Johnson Co. Ambulance Service.
  12. The public health effects of Chicago’s coal emissions: A video by Progress Illinois at an environmental press conference at Chicago’s Dvorak Park.
  13. This Is Public Health: University of New Hampshire students were assigned a project in their Introduction to Public Health class to capture pictures that represent public health and place.
  14. UCSI University’s Public Health Campaign 2010: Students from this Malaysian University offer views from their ninth annual Public Health Campaign.

ClintonGovernment-Based Public Health Issues

  1. 08-clintonAIDS: Secretary Clinton’s Video Message to the XVIII International AIDS Conference.
  2. CDC Disease Detective Camp: The CDC Disease Detective Camp provides high school students with information to key aspects of the CDC and careers in public health.
  3. CFS Patients Address the CDC: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients provide information about this disease and confront the CDC about recognition.
  4. Community Resiliency – Public Health Emergency Discussion Series: this video is sponsored by HHS and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and response.
  5. Get the Story: CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum: This film promotes the history of the CDC and the CDC museum located in Atlanta, Georgia.
  6. Low-Carb Community Reaction To The USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines Testimony On July 8, 2010: A total of 50 people presented testimony, including several members of the low-carb community.
  7. Preventive Health Care Coverage Under Health Reform: First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discuss health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  8. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Pensacola Florida press conference 7-15-10: Questions about dispersants in the Gulf directed to the government at a press conference in Florida.
  9. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: The White House National HIV/AIDS Strategy, reiterated in July 2010.
  10. USDA Food Safety Lessons go on the Road: The USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone plans to teach Americans how to safely prepare and handle food.

21st Century ToolsPublic Health Education

  1. 21st Century Tools for Health Leadership: New Media: UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership shows how new media applications are transforming public health and health delivery in developing countries.
  2. An Iconography of Contagion: Public health infectious diseases displayed and discussed include pneumonia, malaria, gonorrhea, syphilis, and AIDS.
  3. Education breeds public health improvement: Mia Chabot describes how her Peace Corps work in Africa addressed nutrition, sanitation and public health.
  4. FAQ’s to UNC Health Policy and Management Residential Master’s programs: Dr. Bruce Fried answers frequently asked questions to the residential MHA, MSPH and MPH programs at University of North Carolina.
  5. Important Figures in 19th Century Public Health: This video covers significant figures in the development of 19th-century pulic health policies.
  6. Leaving to Return: A Safe Day in the Life of a Public Health Field Worker: Produced by the New York Department of Health, these safety tips are appropriate nationwide.
  7. Suicide Prevention from a Public Health Perspective — Part 1: This series, up to part 6, was uploaded recently by Drexel Public Health.
  8. U-SEEE Podcast: About the Fellows Program: Funded by the CDC and sponsored by the University of Minnesota, this video talks about its program for students in public health.
  9. Using YouTube in Community Health Education & Practice PART ONE: Presented at the 12th Annual Public Health Nursing Conference.
  10. What is Public Health to You? Maryville University provides a presentation for public health awareness.

Gulf Oil SpillSpecific Public Health Topics

  1. Ask the Expert: The Oil Disaster and Public Health: Center for American Progress offers questions and answers about the Gulf Oil disaster.
  2. Improving the Lives of Women Through Public Health Initiatives: The connection between human rights and good health among some of the world’s most impoverished and neglected women.
  3. No Sanitation, Public Health at Risk: The lack of public toilets in Rajasthan’s Karauli market poses severe public health and economic challenges for residents.
  4. Pesticides tied to ADHD in children: Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at Harvard, discusses the results of this study.
  5. Malaria interventions and Public Health 1: Tony Kiszewski, assistant professor of Public Health Entomology at Bentley University, researches malaria interventions.
  6. Violence Prevention Campaign: B1Example (Boston Public Health Commission) provides Naeyjalite’s story about violence prevention.
  7. Women Abuse & Social Conformity: Social experiments focused on reactions to battered women in public, sponsored by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Clean Water ProjectPublic Health Solutions

  1. Clean Water Project Started by a Public Health Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova: An educational solution provided by a volunteer.
  2. Fit for Life: In the Mix is the Emmy award winning PBS documentary series for teens.
  3. MAPE members make sure vacationing Minnesotans drink clean water: Kyle Johnsen monitors and protects Minnesotans as a Public Sanitarian in Fergus Falls.
  4. Non-Invasive, Non-Destructive and Remote Identification of Depleted Water Trap Seals — Part 1: This five-part series addresses the role of dry traps in the 2003 Amoy Gardens SARS epidemic, a plumbing failure identified by WHO as implicated in 321 cases resulting in 42 deaths.
  5. Reinventing Physical Education: Jake Glover, in this TEDxPennQuarter, discusses his findings as a clinical exercise specialist.
  6. Two grads launch start-up company to remove herbicide from water: NewWater will offer a biocatalyst-based drinking water filtration technology that can reduce atrazine concentrations to acceptable levels.
  7. Universal Yoga at University at Buffalo: Sponsored by UB’s Division of Student Affairs and UB’s School for Public Health and Health Professions.
  8. Vegetative Filter Strips May Deter Pesticide Runoff: The Center for Agriculture at UMass Amherst is studying how to improve methods that deter pesticide runoff and protect water supplies.
  9. Water, Health and Sanitation: A TEDxCarletonU video that covers problems and solutions to improve water quality and decrease the incidence of water-borne diseases.
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