Public health (PH) is an issue continually on the UK Government agenda and one in which it is anticipated that all health professionals will participate in (Nuttall, 2008). PH focuses on the health and well-being of a society and is the most effective means of protecting and improving it. It addresses the root causes of illness and disease, including the interacting social environmental, biological, and psychological dimensions, as well as the provision of effective health services. PH relies on evidence, judgement and skills and promotes the participation of the populations who are themselves the subject of policy and action (United Kingdom Public Health Association (UKPHA), 2008).
The competency, “Analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework” was met through the exercise, “Health Problem Analysis Worksheet” and through reading Chapter 2 in the book Public Health: What it is and How it Works.
Part D After reviewing this article, I have determined that the dimensions of health involved with this issue are physical, environmental, and intellectual. For starters, this issue affects a person's physical health because it causes the body to deteriorate until eventually the person dies. Those who become addicted fail to take
Public Health and Health Care Bobbie Jean Taylor, II Concepts of Population Health/HCS 535 March 5, 2012 Beth Hale, PhD. Public Health and Health Care “For over 60 years, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability,” (CDC, 2012, p. 1). The organization has a focus of decreasing the health and economic disadvantages of the principal reasons of demise and incapacity through diverse programs, thus safeguarding an extended, prolific, vigorous life for people, (CDC, 2012). This paper will expound on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it is enhancement to the fundamental operations
Every year the step team does a performance during the Health Fair. This year we wanted to try something different, so we decided to teach steps to children from the area. Most of our steps are elite and very tedious to learn so we had to figure out what steps would be appropriate to teach without the children losing interest. Originally, we started with three kids who are siblings of one of my teammates. Later on in the day, after the drill team performed, some of drill team members came over to learn a couple of step moves, along with a couple of girls from the dancing school.
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act invoked a $75 millon dollar demonstration project known as the Medicad Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration that was amended in section 2707 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The change seemed to be just what the nation needed, however, there was fine print added to the amendment that changed the interpretation. The fine print stated, patients who are on Medicaid from the ages of 21-65 seeking inpatient mental health care can receive treatment under the law. However, the inpatient facility will receive no
Health Data Reporting Public health surveillance is an ongoing process to protect health information and it is the responsibility of a public health official to protect the privacy of individuals related to health information. There are several laws that apply to the public health agencies while reporting the health information related issues to the State and Federal authorities. Any agency or organization dealing with health information has legal duties to report health related data to the State or Federal Public Health Agencies to protect public health and safety (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials [Astho], 2012).
Good afternoon, Thank for your informative post. Engaging in healthcare politics is not as easy as it sounds. Even though nurses may join their employer’s union and or become a member of a major nursing organization it does not necessarily mean they are actively involved. According to Rubenstein and Graham (2011), nurses should complete baccalaureate education feeling confident in their ability to participate in political activism. Insufficient knowledge of the political process, they denote results in a lack confidence that in turn hinders nurse engagement and impedes their ability to influence change (Rubenstein & Graham, 2011).
What can be done to promote better health for the American population? Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes and adiposity cause deaths, lack of quality life and economic effects on a global scale. Most of the conditions and effects can be prevented and are experienced at very early stages due to the lifestyle habits regarding poor diets, physical in-activities and excessive tobacco consumption. The resulting burdens to the families, societies and countries are very huge and unsustainable (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The health and economic imperatives in the improvement of lifestyle behaviors are completely evident. It is therefore important that the right approach be applied in dealing with the causal factors of bad health with the objective of improving the people’s health. The population approach in dealing with health matters creates a more focused dimension in reaching a wider population. The paper makes a proposal to the solutions for promoting better health for the American population by evaluating the possible recommendations.
The United States has encountered numerous problems throughout its history. An ongoing problem that has affected millions of Americans is poor health. Poor health can be defined as two things: unstable mental state or unstable physical state. The United States of America has experienced both of these characteristics with its citizens. Americans have been hit hard with these health issues for decades. America is one of the unhealthiest countries in the world and many people do not understand why. There is a strong correlation between mental health and physical health. One health issue can lead to another, which in-turn, makes people feel as if they are trapped in a horrific cycle of living in poor conditions. This causes people to feel insecure about themselves emotionally and physically, creating disgust in themselves. One of the most challenging objectives for individuals is engaging in physical activity. This is the reason why health is an issue in America. Individuals who lack physical health can eventually lead to depression and other psychological issues and vice versa.
Recommendations for the health fair encourage participants to explore all the booths to promote healthier lives. The health fair is a place to learn about resources, treatment options to increase health. The knowledge obtained by the participant can assist their families. Follow up calls for participants who had positive testing that need to seek further treatment or confirm a diagnosis. Follow ups can also consist mailings of health information. Health fairs would have a greater benefit to the public if more health care professionals such as physicians, dentists and nurses got involved. The coordination of medical programs with organizations would assist with the reduction health disparities and improve prevention and screening. Health fairs
Christopher Proffitt Unit 1 Discussion Namaste class here in our first units’ discussion board we are exploring the statistics included in the article “Focus on Public Health: Is your Lifestyle Healthy” that is in our assigned reading this week. We are ascribed to ponder over some of the results that are likely to come from the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study over the next 10 to 20 years.
TEXILA AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CAPSTONE PROJECT ON: “UTILIZATION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES AND SEXUALITY EDUCATIION IN PREVENTING SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AMONG ADOLESCENTS” SUBMITTED BY: ADEREMI OLUBUMI BOLAWA (MRS) APPLICATION NUMBER- 1606 SUBMITTED TO THE: TEXILA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR DEGREE IN SCIENCE OF NURSING. DECEMBER 30th, 2016 INTRODUCTION:- This capstone project
Abstract This public health policy paper will discuss and outline the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as barriers and controversies surrounding the policy and its relevance in nursing profession. The ACA will eventually affect everyone. Statistics reflecting United States health outcomes have proven the need for the initiation of policy formation within the United States healthcare system. “In March 2010, President Obama signed into law a comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).” (Estes, Chapman, Dodd, Hollister, Harrington, 2013, p. 144) The ACA promotes preventive care—including related services and family planning—that should result in improved health outcomes and
Public health is a dynamic field of medicine that is concerned primarily with improving the health of populations rather than just the health of individuals. Winslow (1920) defined public health as;