Growing up with a mother who is a nurse, I have been able to appreciate and understand the importance of public health. She taught me not only how crucial personal health is but also how important community health and prevention is. My mother raised me to have compassion and empathy for others as well. This rooted my interest in careers that can have high beneficial impacts on others’ lives, such as those under the field of public health.
Public health also works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote health, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy, and giving science-based solutions to problems. Professionals in the public health field are committed to making health care accessible to all sectors of society and discovering how to serve diverse individuals and populations which may be at greater risk.
Public health goes hand on hand with preventive strategies considering environmental, human, social, behavioral, cultural, ethnic, and political aspects. All these factors determine each population’s health status (Sultz, H., Young, and C. 2012). The public health’s core resides in the minimization and/or elimination of diseases, and disabilities fostering positive health conditions for all, ranging from the most basic strategies such as personal hygiene and sanitary practices to programs devoted to control major epidemic outbreaks. During the readings this week it is pretty obvious our government and also private entities are still keeping placing most their funding dollars in curative medicine versus in preventive programs. Public Health is seeing as a “second-class citizen”, where funds are limited because those programs are financially unattractive. One more time money is
3) Which one of those below is not used to define a profession? A profession
Public health deals with the public, community, and society as a whole. It promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. I believe that the many leadership, teamwork, communication and community skills I have gained through NHS and FBLA, will allow me to excel in the Public Health Field. Which will, in turn, allow me to be the best I can be, enabling me to be a great positive force in my community.
This paper focuses on describing the BSPH interdisciplinary and cross-cutting competencies that comprises the frameworks of public health, communication in public health practices, diversity and culture, and professionalism. The frameworks of public health practices focuses on the prevention of diseases and the health of the various communities. Public health officials seek to conduct research to enhance prevention. Officials also focus on investigating the public health problem that allows them to detect and control infectious diseases that may affect the health of a population. Investigating the problems may also aid in determining the magnitude, scope, and the characteristics of a public health threat. Planning, implementing, and
I have always been aware of global issues and needing to understand what is happening in the world has always been important to me. However, I never understood global concerns through a health paradigm. Many of the concepts presented in this course were not new to me, as I have been an active participant in global issues and organizations, such as Spread the Net Campaign to end malaria, as well as many different human rights causes. However, the new insight I gained was in regards to
‘Public health is everyone’s business’ illustrates Jones (2012, p.2). The Faculty of Public Health regard public health as a combination of health protection, health advancement and promoting health (Griffiths and Dark, 2006, cited in Jones, 2012, p.6).
The Public Health Associate Program would help me fulfill these goals by providing a unique on-the-job experience and competency development so that I could successfully fill a role in public health, management or community development in the future. In reviewing the program’s curriculum domains and competencies,
I was drawn to the idea of not only focusing on one-on-one patient care that doctors provide, but also solving problems that affect the health of entire populations. The study of disease and health within populations; for instance, preventing disease, promoting health, and reducing health problems between groups are the main reasons I want to pursue an M.P.H focusing on epidemiology. These are my strongest interests because I believe they are important in improving our world’s health.
The significance of risk communication as a public health leader (PHL) provides an avenue to alert the public on the reduction of possible life threatens to various health epidemics. A public health leader provides the leadership task to communicate by planning, evaluating, and directing multiple levels risk health programs (Community Health Director, 2004). An establishment of preventative programs to communication risk ensures adequate information communicates appropriately, and language preference are materialistically cultural sensitive to the proficiency of the community (Vaughn & Tinker, 2009). Furthermore, a PHL serves as a liaison in representing their target population before health officials to assure understanding increase enhancing
The public health practitioner that I interviewed is Mr. Raed Mansour. Mr. Mansour is the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Mr. Mansour is also the Chicago Department of Public Health Innovation Projects Lead. The interview took place at CDPH, DePaul Center, 333 S. State Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60604, on Thursday Sep 24, 2015 3pm – 6pm (CDT). Initially, Mr. Mansour scheduled an hour of time for this interview, however, as our rich discussion evolved, Mr. Mansour re-scheduled his remaining tasks for the remainder of the work day. This allowed for me to gain even more insight into his work and working in public health.
Voluntary actions are important because it saves a lot of manpower when the public can have a basic preparation for the disease and prevention from the epidemic by themselves. Moreover, having self-protecting ability and self-efficacy is crucial when facing to a communicative disease. Therefore, government can encourage individuals and commercial facilities to follow their instructions and have a basic understanding of a basic health care, so the public can take measures immediately when an epidemic break out. Also, how to make individuals to follow these instructions is a big problem for public health. In 1819 Spanish influenza, “when Copeland met with representatives from New York City street car companies, theaters, and movie houses, he found them more than eager to help publicize influenza control measures as a way to head off potentially profit-killing closures” (Tomes 55). The public health department realized how to encourage prevention measures was to make use of individuals’ emotional reactions that they opposed those instructions because they feared to lose their income. Instead, government inspired the public to obey another instruction that brought less cost. In order to not obey a more rigorous order, individuals have a great enthusiasm to follow an order that brings less loss. As a result, government can take advantage of this psychology of the public to make policy. Actually, in an epidemic, that only the public health makes every effort to ask individuals follow their instruction is not enough. What’s important is to arouse individuals’ voluntary awareness of healthy preventive methods and their self-control of personal health habits. In 1918 Spanish Flu, public health made such requirement that “the city’s physicians to begin a voluntary program reporting suspected cases and
All of which appears during the film that collective behavior, crowd psychology, bafflement, helplessness, outrage, conspiracy, and disclosure of a pandemic outbreak could in fact occur in today’s society. Although the opposite occurred in the film of the roles of local and state health officials, they are normally at the front line of defense during an outbreak. In addition, communication among all organizations in the film and in real life is critical. In this instance, communication, aided in the treatment, vaccination processes, research and scientific approaches, and solutions for public, healthcare, and government organizations to successfully put into place isolation and quarantine
By the end of this session students will learn the role of healthcare organizations and health care professionals in managing Epidemics and Pandemics.