Campaigns Use Videos to Promote Public Health
The American Public Health Association’s campaign, Healthiest Nation in One Generation, is aimed at raising awareness of the role of public health in ensuring a healthy America and illustrating how investments in public health can dramatically improve health outcomes in the span of one generation. The United States spends more on health than any other country, but we are not as the healthy as many other developed countries. The campaign encourages support of public health at the local level and for individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles such as not smoking and healthy eating.
The Alliance to Make US Healthiest is made up of more than one thousand companies and individuals who are doing their part to make the United States a healthier place to live, work, and play. The Alliance’s scope of interest extends beyond healthcare to a commitment to health equity and understanding the many factors that determine health and well-being (education, housing, transportation, food, and prosperity). Anyone can join the Alliance to help the U.S. become the healthiest nation in a healthier world.
Both campaigns use videos and other social tools to disseminate their messages. The videos can be easily shared with friends, family, and coworkers through email, Facebook, YouTube, and other media sharing tools.