Preview the Interactive Presentations in this Course
Each of the five units in this online course contain educational interactives that teach a key concept of social justice as it relates to public health inequity. One of the interactives is featured below. To see others, go to the menu and click on "Preview Interactives."
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This interactive can be found in Unit 3: Public Health History
Connecting the Past and the Present
The above timeline shows how the definition, goals, and organization of public health has changed over the last 170 years - often going hand-in-hand with social reform. Along with that evolution, the roles and responsibilities of those working in the public health profession have been influenced and tested by business interests, the government, and medical practitioners. As you scroll through the timeline, click on the images to reveal notes about each event. By examining the historic debates over public health's role in addressing health inequities, we hope to create a space for dialogue and discussion about how these issues impact the direction of the field.