The Invisible Shield Guide Now Available!

Using vivid character portraits, interviews, and archival elements, THE INVISIBLE SHIELD shows that public health is a progressive and revolutionary movement, whose successes have traditionally come from a diverse, cross-disciplinary coalition of dedicated public servants, all working together to improve the conditions of society.


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The Invisible Shield is streaming free on PBS

All four episodes of THE INVISIBLE SHIELD are now available to stream on and the PBS App.

Film runtime: This is an 4-part episodic docu-series. Each episode is approximately 54 minutes.

Film rating: Not rated. We recommend this series for Grades 7 and up.

About the Learning Guide

The Invisible Shield  Learning Guide offers questions to encourage critical thinking, powerful discussion, and expanded understanding of public health. This is a powerful tool to get students excited about careers in STEM fields and public health.

The guide includes:

  • Tips for Using the Learning Guide
  • Docuseries Details
  • Episode 1: The Old Playbook: Public Health in Context
  • Episode 2: Follow the Data
  • Episode 3: Inoculation, Inequity, and Public Trust
  • Episode 4: The New Playbook: Holistic Answers
  • Conclusion: The Players and the Future of Public Health
  • Examples of Careers in Public Health

For grades 11-12, higher education, community groups, and general public use.

Preview Learning Guide

Download a low-ink black-and-white version of the Examples of Careers in Public Health one-page document for your classroom or community center.

Preview Careers Page

How to Get This Guide
  1. Click “Add to Cart” at the top of this page. 2. Click cart icon and select “Checkout”. 3. Download your free PDFs.
Sustainable Development Goals

Journeys in Film supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs.

Kelly green. White number 3 in the upper left hand side. Text beside it reads Good Health and Well-Being. White art below showing a jagged line and a heart. Orange square. 9 in white in the upper left hand corner. Text, white, beside the number reads: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Primary art on the orange square is four cubes, 3 on bottom, one on top. The cubes are clear except for one side on three of them, which is white. Magenta background. 10 in the left-hand corner. Reduced Inequalities beside the number. Central image on the magenta background is a not quite complete circle with equal marks inside. Royal blue background with white 16 in the upper left hand corner. Text beside it, white, reads: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Central image, all white, is a dove with an olive branch in its beak, legs resting on a gavel.


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