New PBS Documentary Series Explores Hidden Public Health Infrastructure in America

The CDC Office of Rural Health is creating awareness of a new four-part documentary series that was made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is available for streaming on and the PBS App.  This series, The Invisible Shield, includes discussions on many important topics, including public health infrastructure, public health data, health equity, and more.

The fourth episode in the series may be of particular interest, as it explores the societal roots of many health problems and discusses the challenges faced by a rural community in Washington State as they work to prevent “deaths of despair,” such as those due to opioid overdose and suicides.

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