Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General

The de Beaumont Foundation is pleased to present the documentary short, Public Health & Politics: Examining the Surgeon General:

Don’t have time to watch the full video now? Watch the trailer. 

Want to learn more about the intersection of public health and politics?

A new online course accompanies the documentary and examines the challenges faced by a public health official working in a political environment. Each lesson is built around a set of short videos and ends with a virtual workbook to capture student understanding of the material and to stimulate classroom discussion. Explore the course. 

On the de Beaumont blog, de Beaumont Foundation President & CEO, Edward L. Hunter, discusses the role of the Surgeon General at the nexus of truth, politics, and the nation’s health. Read Truth, Justice & the American Way: Advancing the Public’s Health in the Real World.

In the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, Hunter offers concrete strategies for public health officials to bridge the divide between the political system and governmental public health. Read Public Health & Politics: Engaging the Third Rail