THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH STRONGER TOGETHER Today’s growing cities are, quite literally, changing the future. As the majority of our world’s population moves from [...]
CHARLES-EDWARD AMORY WINSLOW DEFINING THE FIELD OF PUBLIC HEALTH “Public health is the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical [...]
SMALLPOX A GLOBAL EFFORT For more than 3,500 years, SMALLPOX had been among humankind’s most lethal and dreaded diseases. It also became the first successful [...]
IGNAZ PHILIPP SEMMELWEIS THE SIMPLEST IDEA Hungarian physician IGNAZ PHILIPP SEMMELWEIS (1818 – 1865) became known as the “savior of mothers” for his discovery that the [...]
SIR RICHARD DOLL COMBATTING A COMMON ADDICTION When public health initiatives are at odds with personal addictions and powerful corporations, effecting cultural change can be tricky [...]
ALICE HAMILTON WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY The fields of occupational epidemiology and toxicology are built largely on the pioneering work of Alice Hamilton (1869 – 1970). [...]
RACHEL CARSON FINDING THE BALANCE The 1962 classic, Silent Spring, grabbed the world’s attention and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Its author – [...]
ZIKA OUTBREAK WESTERN HEMISPHERE PROTECTING HUMAN POTENTIAL In May, 2015, the Western Hemisphere’s first case of the mosquito-borne ZIKA VIRUS was diagnosed in Brazil. By the [...]
MILTON J. ROSENAU REFINING THE PROCESS In the field of food safety, Louis Pasteur is often the name that first comes to mind for the thermal [...]
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AUDACIOUS AMBITION Perhaps no organization better illustrates the power of community than the UNITED NATIONS. In September 2015, nearly 200 member [...]
ROLL BACK MALARIA PARTNERSHIP A COORDINATED GLOBAL RESPONSE When the goal is a malaria-free world, no one government or organization can do it alone. In 1998, [...]
BY VIRTUE OF COMMUNICATION FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820 – 1910) is considered the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. The British nurse, statistician, and social reformer is most [...]