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Unseen Yet Essential: The Invisible Shield of Public Health in America

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Documentary sheds light on the unseen contributions of public health workers

A new PBS documentary titled “The Invisible Shield” features Mary Bassett, the director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. The series explores the significance of public health in saving lives and increasing lifespans in the United States.

The documentary delves into the hidden public health infrastructure that supports modern life, highlighting the collaborative efforts of various professionals over decades to improve health outcomes, from past disease outbreaks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also sheds light on how the public health system often goes unnoticed because it is most effective when working well. However, it discusses chronic underfunding that plagues the field.

Produced by RadicalMedia with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, “The Invisible Shield” includes insights from other experts such as Kelly Henning from Bloomberg Philanthropies, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Josh Sharfstein from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Abigail Echo-Hawk from the Urban Indian Health Institute.

To learn more about the importance of public health and its impact on communities, you can watch “The Invisible Shield” documentary or read a Forbes article that highlights its key takeaways.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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