Principles for Population-Based Management

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Principles for Population Based Management Abstract: Public health is becoming now, more than ever a subject of societal concern. Public health scares such as SARS and the Swine Flu might be the first thing that people think of when they hear the words "public health" but the reality is that more common conditions are the things which drain the public health sector in a more profound and debilitating manner. These are conditions like adult and childhood obesity, lung cancer from smoking, diabetes, and comparable conditions. Just as Glasgow and colleagues stress the importance of a multi-level approach when addressing these public health concerns so that one can address: " …supportive and inhibitory social-environmental factors at multiple levels (personal, family, health care team, work, neighborhood, community). Key disciplines contributing to a population-based approach to diabetes include epidemiology, behavioral science, health care services, public health, health economics, and quality of life professions" (1999). Thus, when it comes to approaching public health from a population based management approach, a range of factors come into play that leaders in the health care industry need to be aware of in order to make a real impact. Thus, this paper will examine the most powerful tools in population based management factors for the good of public health; they are: supportive social-environmental strategies, supportive behavioral strategies, terrorism awareness and
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