Outbreak at Watersedge: Health Outbreak Simulation for Teens

The University of Minnesota’s Public Health Discovery Game, “Outbreak at Watersedge,” simulates an outbreak and challenges players to discover its source. The game, targeted at high school students who might be considering a career in public health, provides an informative glimpse into the analytical, verbal, and communications issues involved in dealing with a critical public health issue.

Another key concept of the game is to demonstrate how public health professionals promote health while working to prevent illness.

The game’s not new—but it does provide valuable insight into a career in public health. And it makes players aware of the general actions taken if and when a public health outbreak occurs.

Give Outbreak at Watersedge a try and let us know how you do!