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Public Health Materials for Instructors

These PowerPoint slide sets are in the public domain and may be downloaded and customized as needed by the user for informational or educational purposes.

Permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not required, but citation of the source is appreciated.

Introduction to Public Health

Topics include

  • Key terms
  • Core public health functions and services
  • History of the field
  • Determinants of health and their effects on population health

Introduction to Prevention Effectiveness

Topics include

  • Definition of prevention effectiveness
  • Key components of prevention effectiveness studies
  • Basic economic evaluation methods
  • Sources of prevention effectiveness data

Introduction to Surveillance

Topics include

  • Definition of public health surveillance
  • Public health surveillance systems
  • Active and passive surveillance
  • Sources of public health surveillance data

Introduction to Public Health Laboratories

Topics include

  • Role of public health laboratories
  • Core functions
  • Public health laboratory system infrastructures
  • Sample collection and submission

Introduction to Public Health Informatics

Topics include:

  • Definition of informatics
  • Key components of public health informatics
  • The role of the informatician in public health practice
  • The difference between public health informatics and information technology

Introduction to Epidemiology

Topics include

  • Key concepts and terms
  • Calculating rates
  • Approach and methodology
  • Data sources and study design