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Public Health Ethics and History

​As part of the effort by the Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, we are pleased to provide a new set of resources to facilitate education about public health ethics and history among members of our public health community. The creation of this website is a function of the collaboration between the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities – a University-wide resource physically located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

We hope faculty, staff and students will find this new site useful in facilitating learning about ethical issues and concepts in public health (as distinct from medical ethics or research ethics).  Also, we provide information about public health history to help put ethical dilemmas in context. It is our intent that the resources provided here will enable faculty to incorporate material on these topics into their courses without feeling the need to be fully trained ethicists or historians and to give students, staff, and community-based practitioners resources useful for their professional development. We welcome your input as we continue to build the site and enhance its content.

Please submit questions and dilemmas for discussion to​.  

The sections include:
  • An "Ask the Ethicist" column in which you can pose questions about public health ethics and receive responses from our team of public health and ethics scholars.
  • Teaching materials available to faculty to enhance your courses, including selected syllabi, readings, case studies, and course exercises. We hope faculty will exchange ideas and resources with each other.
  • Resource links to newsletters and journals and lists of selected other reference materials with content useful to faculty and students about issues in public health ethics and history.

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