The health of the world does not fall on one country, rather it is a joint effort that should bring the world together. The information about the health of the world is the job public health professionals. Public Health Professionals are not only scientific but also artistic. Their job is to research, educated and to promote health. They are supposed to join together the developed world and the undeveloped countries in order to prevent the spread of disease and make an overall healthier world. This is shown with the Sustainable Development Goals. Their job is to research, educated and to promote healthy lifestyles. Most importantly, Public Health Professionals are trying to promote these Sustainable Development goals. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 targets, that have replaced the Millennium Development Goal that were not completed by their deadline. They have a deadline of 2030 to complete everything from eradicating poverty to good health and well being to peace justice and strong institutions for all. These were sigh by over 100 nations, making this a joint effort by the entire world. Public Health Professionals follow these goals and different statistics throughout the world. Public Health Professionals follow different statistics like deaths, disease and poverty rates in order understand what is happening throughout the world. These rates show what exactly people across the world are fighting in regards to health. An important part is the data, they can
While both medical care and public health work to improve the lives of many people, there are several distinctions between the two fields. Healthcare providers such as nurses and doctors are responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses for individual patients. The care ranges from minor injuries to severe and chronic diseases. Meanwhile, public health strives to improve the well-being of a population. Public health advocates for the overall “promotion and prevention” of diseases before it even becomes an issue for healthcare providers. Public health encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyle choices and strives to control the outbreak of diseases. Although public health is often overlooked in the grand scale of medical care, it is undoubtedly the main aspect in ensuring that the overall health of a community is prospering.
“Without a lifespan view of women’s health… we are unlikely to be successful in advancing women’s health” (Woods 2009, pg. 400). A Global Health Imperative (2009) by author Nancy Fugate Woods explains the issues about health status and opportunities for the health of girl-children world-wide, which includes sex and gender disparities. Girl and women’s health is important, but just not as important as men’s health. Woods gives example of women’s health issues that are extremely serious. “Health issues or problems that occur predominantly in women are breast cancer and menopause” (Woods 2009, pg. 400). Women all over the world have the risk of getting breast cancer, HIV and Aids. Women that are affected by these diseases in some countries may
Also, Public Health concerned on entire populations’ health, there no specify that force on, but these populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as huge as an entries country or region of the world. Which means basically that Public health protects and promotes health care to people in community by work with other partners around the worlds like Monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, research conduct to enhance preventions, develop and advocate public health policies, implement prevention strategies, and promote healthy behaviors. For example, some public heath concept are Community partnerships, develop policies, and link people to needed services. How they work is? Community partnerships will provide facilitate and emergency preparedness for their people. Develop policies create some laws and regulations how to run the public heath department run and how they can develop it further beyond the world. Link people to needed services like community health centers, clinics, and effective care for socially disadvantaged people. All in all, in public heath concept works together, try to safe and help people in community from
The Advances in public health have been possible due to the contributions of people with ideals of change who decided to make a difference in their communities through the creation of innovative ideas capable of changing the lifestyle of a community. Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from that psychosocial factor that may affect their life and that is why the public health worker must have a passion for a change and for a better quality of life for their community. In the beginnings of public health there were two people who acted as agents of social change and they were Sara Josephine Baker and Clara Barton.
Public health analysts enjoy working on a variety of complex issues every day. They work with data to support various causes and programs, such as alcohol treatment and drug use prevention. They are public health troubleshooters who find creative solutions to meet the needs of the community. Public health analysts utilize data to provide information that serves as the basis for government planning and decision-making.
Their is many problems we could solve with a universal health.One of the most important is that everyone insured would be given the most greatest assistance for preventing health issues,something our citizens really suffer with.Overall health mostly consist of mental conditions and depression.The more Americans go through conditions like these,the more people will associate with conditions more longer.There is nothing more concerning than physical health conditions being spread out around easily.If healthcare was insured for a citizen,they would be able to cure smallpox and the swine flu.Having a centralized nation systems which entails data analysis and patient records kept in a safe spot affects the problem in a good way.With this information,doctors
Health is the physical and mental health of a human being and how it may affect their daily routine. While examining the health around the world one would look into the population size, birth rate, death rate, and the causes of death for each country. Each country is affected by a health issue resulting in the deaths of many people. A country such as Sierra Leone has a lower life expectancy at birth compared to other countries such as Brazil or India. The leading cause of death for Sierra Leone is influenza and pneumonia, the average person lives to the age of 46. Sierra Leone is lacking the proper education and supplies to protect their citizens from many preventable illnesses and diseases. The government is slowly spreading the right tools
Health is a complex concept, and global health adds to this complexity. When I think of health as a concept, I view it as being absent of disease. This understanding is a very biomedical approach to health and is a very narrow viewpoint of health. According to the World Health Organization (1948), health is defined as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (a cited by Jacobsen p. 2). This definition does give a better understanding of what health is from a broader perspective. At the University of Victoria’s Global Health class, I have become to understand better the WHO’s definition and that it is linked to the social determinants of health. In this paper, I will reflect and analyze the learning that occurred for myself while taking the Global Health class, and how this knowledge has helped my nursing practice evolve at the local and international level.
The population health factors is a subject of extensive discussion within American health care system, nonetheless, few comprehend the bearing to modern health care environment.
Throughout my academic and professional career, I have developed skills that would be beneficial as a Gates Foundation Fellow and support the global health work that the organization is implementing. By majoring in sociology and earning a Masters of Public Health degree, I am trained to analyze health care issues with a population and systems-level perspective which is essential in global health practice. Having the opportunity to work in Hawai’i where the ethnic make-up varies significantly from the continental U.S. has afforded me a glimpse into working on health policy issues aimed at different populations with different cultures and customs that impact their health behaviors. I have evolved existing and developed new analytical skills while working in an epidemiological function within a state department of health (DOH) and while working on health economic-related projects with the state’s DOH. Furthermore, I have developed and demonstrated leadership skills through my experience as a Gates Millennium Scholar and the president of the Hawai’i Chapter of the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association.
In my opinion, the public health professionals should be viewed as agents that propagate changes in their communities, undoubtedly, the history of the American Public Health Care System coupled with the world health Organization’s history of the public health depicts the dedication of many public health professionals to the health of their communities. These professionals have gone above and beyond their call of duties to assure their communities and other communities around them enjoy a better health. Certainly, without the public health professionals’ collaboration with the other stakeholders in their communities to championing their communities’ health needs, majority of the community health projects enacted in most would have failed. Great examples are successful health programs such as the one that eradication of smallpox, and polio in America. Also, worth noting are the current fights against adult and childhood obesity, heart diseases, HIV/AIDS to name a few (Turnock, 2016; Mooney, 2005).
Thus, finding methods of educating people, and providing medical aid for these preventable diseases can avoid many deaths. Second reason for attending global health issue is for balancing resources. According to The Lancet Journal, ninety percent of the world’s health care resources are spent on diseases that affect only ten percent of the world’s population. (Norris, 2009) Therefore, ensuring that resources are evenly distributed throughout the world would assist to limit the diseases from spreading from country to country. Third, global health can influence Canadians indirectly such as, the increase of diseases. Some of these diseases becoming more prevalent is HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB and are increasing poverty and political instability within countries. (Worldwide HIV & AIDS Statistics, 2009) Thus, global health should be a concern because it can help prevent civil conflict in other countries. (Worldwide HIV & AIDS Statistics, 2009) Fourth, global health should be a concern across all nations as there is more contact amongst people because of globalization diseases occurs at a faster rate. Globalization is defined as a modern phenomenon process by which countries and peoples are increasingly interconnected, integrated, and interdependent that occurred over centuries. (Andrews, 2010) Since the world is increasingly becoming interconnected, diseases can travel from nation to nation and it can cause
More than a century ago, the first health outcome measure was proposed by Florence Nightingale by classifying patients into relieved, unrelieved and dead (1). Other guides such as mortality rates have historically been used to measure health outcomes at a population level (2). However, the definition of health has changed in the past century to include a wider view of outcomes which includes freedom from disease, ability to perform daily activities, happiness, social and emotional well-being, and quality of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity” (3). As a result numerous measures have been developed in an attempt to quantify health. Health outcome measures are tools used to evaluate an individuals’ health using different health related parameters. Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) are instruments that are completed by patients and capture one or more aspects of health (4, 5). The use of PROMs formally to monitor surgical outcomes in England has been an important development (6). Since 2007, the Department of Health has required the routine measurement of patient- reported health outcomes for all NHS patients via its PROMs programme (5, 6). PROMs are increasingly used in decision-making to encourage a patient-centered approach (5, 7). For this reason, PROMs must be valid, reliable, and clinically useful measures.
There has been visible increase in the gaps between the Maori people and the Pakeha, particularly in the health sector. This has been accounted for a lot of factors, but not limited to the following: history, political, socioeconomic, employment status, housing, education, and gender. The root causes of poor health are embedded in these factors and they are generally to blame for the inequalities in health of Maori people. This dissertation will solely focus on the cause and effect relationship that contributed to inequalities in health of the Maori population.