Documentary sheds light on the unseen contributions of public health workers

The Unnoticed Protector: A Look at the Critical Role of Public Health in Saving Lives

The PBS documentary “The Invisible Shield” highlights the crucial role of public health in saving lives and improving lifespans in the United States. Directed by Mary Bassett, the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University is featured prominently in the series.

The documentary delves into the intricate public health infrastructure that supports modern life and showcases 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, the chronic underfunding that plagues the field is discussed, highlighting the need for increased investment in public health.

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 the individuals working to protect communities, you can watch “The Invisible Shield” documentary or read a Forbes article that highlights the impact of the series.

Leave a Reply

The Story of Doggy Dojo: A Closer Look at the Business Previous post The Ultimate Doggy Getaway: How Doggy Dojo in Burley, Idaho is Revolutionizing Canine Care
Researchers Record Plants Emitting “Sounds” When Uprooted in Groundbreaking Discovery Next post Plants Use Ultrasonic Sounds to Communicate Distress in New Study from Tel Aviv University