Posted: May 7, 2015

Public Health Screening Debate


This package of materials can be used to teach the principles of public health screening in an interactive way. The debate format – including three rounds of constructives, rebuttals, and summations – is used to help students think critically about evidence-based public health information. Two teams face off to affirm or negate the following resolution: all women with average risk for breast cancer should receive screening mammograms beginning at age 50, as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009.


Interactive Learning, Public Health Screening, Breast Cancer Screening, Evidence-based Recommendations


Denise Koo, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia Watson, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention