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Unveiling the Invisible Shield: How Public Health is Saving Lives in the United States

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Documentary sheds light on the unseen contributions of public health workers

The PBS documentary, “The Invisible Shield,” explores the crucial role public health plays in saving lives and increasing lifespans in the United States. Directed by Mary Bassett of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, the series delves into the hidden infrastructure that supports modern life.

The documentary emphasizes the importance of collaboration among various professionals over decades to improve health outcomes, including past disease outbreaks and the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also highlights how chronic underfunding often hampers the field’s progress.

RadicalMedia produced the series with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, featuring insights from other experts such as Kelly Henning, 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 public health’s significance and its defenders, watch “The Invisible Shield” documentary or read a Forbes article on its impact.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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