Public Health Issues in the Media

Using an article from a mainstream media outlet, identify an issue that could be a concern for public health. Do not use articles or information from blogs, tabloids or un-edited sources. Use mainstream media sources such as Reuters, the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Economist, National Public Radio (NPR), CNN, or BBC.


Why the topic is an issue for public health and what is the impact
Which institutions, groups, and/or individuals are affected by this issue
Which sociological perspective(s) could be used to understand why the health issue exists and/or persists
What type of social change would be needed in order to address the issue? Which social institutions should be involved

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