Online Program

Engaging the public- Preserving and Presenting Public Health History

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Katherine Domoto, MD, MBA, Public Health Museum, Tewksbury, MA
A museum must be a living relevant entity. This is most important in the case of public health where the majority of the public is unaware of its activities let alone importance to their communities' health. As a focal point the museum must collect, integrate, preserve and present public health- its past and evolution and its currency to the community, state, and nation.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of the Public Health Museum. Explain the importance of collecting and curating public health history. Indicate how the primary mission is to engage the public in public health history and its relevance to their community and health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I Chair the Board of the Public Health Museum of Massachusetts and am responsible for presenting the history of public health in Massachusetts to the wide audience of health professionals and the public by preserving and curating documents, displays and objects of public health significance. A function of the museum is presenting and increasing participation of all sectors in the history of public health. I hold an MD degree and am an active medical practitioner.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.