Patterson Asks Students to Make Public Health Video

Calling all Oakland County middle school, high school, and college students!

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Health Division are holding a video contest specifically for YOU! We are asking students to create a short public service announcement video that highlights public health. The contest, which begins today, is designed to raise awareness about National Public Health Week.

“Public health plays a role in all our lives, whether we realize it or not. From the safety of what we eat and drink to the environments where we live, work and play, public health is working behind the scenes to protect the community,” said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Oakland County Health Division.

Videos will be categorized by the producers’ education level (middle school, high school, and college), with the winning producers receiving a $50 iTunes gift card in addition to having their work posted on the Health Division’s homepage (, and its YouTube page ( All individuals and groups who submit a video will receive community service hours for their efforts.

Read more about this content at the official press release, available HERE. To learn more about National Public Health Week, visit