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"Today, we are facing many new threats to public health - AIDS, rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases, smoking-related illnesses, bioterrorism, and chemical pollution of our air, soil, and water, to name a few. Today’s major health problems are related more to behavior and lifestyle than to germs. This has expanded the Health Department’s role to include more public education aimed at helping individuals understand and reduce their risks by changing their behavior."
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Global Health - Rand Corporation
Game Simulations - Learn while you play!
A problem-based learning adventure game that engages the player in the role of scientist, historian, and detective. At the beginning of each web adventure, the student is presented with a problem that must be solved. During the missions, students conduct field and laboratory investigations with the aid of the MedMyst characters. Each mission can be played within one class period (approximately 30 to 45 minutes) and the knowledge gained from each mission will help students understand how infectio
MEDMYST Disease Defenders provides epidemiology, microbiology, and veterinary medicine training. Each mission is a self-contained problem, and may be played independently of the other missions. As 61% of all disease-causing pathogens are zoonotic (spread from animals to humans), they feature prominently in every mission.
Outbreak at WatersEdge
The need for public health professionals has never been greater. But what is "Public Health" anyway? This interactive game will introduce you to the world of public health as you help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.
The Pod Game
The game was developed by the Chicago Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Center for the Advancement of Distance Education (CADE).