Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter introduces teens to public health topics. Each month focuses on a different public health topic that CDC studies. Each newsletter provides an introduction, explains CDC’s work, breaks down the public health topic using the Public Health Approach, features resources, and gives you a behind the scenes look at historical items out of the CDC Museum Collection. Every newsletter has fun activities with prize drawings. Activities include a digital scavenger hunt (Goosechase), social media challenge, pre-Zoom game (Kahoot), and a live Zoom with CDC experts.
AUDIENCE: The Teen Newsletter presents valid scientific data and public health interventions on topics across field of public health including STDs, drug use, and violence. For this reason, we recommend that parents or guardians assess the appropriateness of sharing the newsletter with younger-aged children.
GLOSSARY: Not sure of a certain word in any of the CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletters? Check this glossarypdf icon for definitions of frequently used terms.
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is often caused by a virus.