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Health Literacy Initiative 2019

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Health Literacy Grant Initiative: Florida Health Disease Prevention

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Films & Videos

 Kanopy Video Streaming

Kanopy video streaming Health collection

Under the subject of Health, Kanopy offers video collections on:

Child Health

Everyday Health


Mental Health



Sports and Fitness

Swank Digital Campus

Dallas Buyers Club


An HIV-positive man traffics unapproved medical drugs in order to help fellow patients during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the virus.


Jean-Marc Vallée


Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare

Food, Inc.


Filmmaker Robert Kenner examines corruption in the American food industry and its long-term effects on consumer health and the environment.


Robert Kenner


Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Gary Hirshberg, Joe Salatin, Richard Lobb

Forks Over Knives


Lee Fulkerson directed this film about "diseases of affluence" like diabetes and the role plant-based food might have in potentially limiting their presence.


Lee Fulkerson


T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Joey Aucoin, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur

Super Size Me


Acclaimed documentary about filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who ate nothing but fast food for a month. Included: a look at school-lunch programs; and America's obesity problem.


Morgan Spurlock


Daryl Isaacs, Lisa Ganjhu, Stephen Siegel, Bridget Bennett, Eric Rowley

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 Films on Demand

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Health & Medicine


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