unit 12 public health p1 and p2

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Meaning of Public Health:
Public health is concerned with improving the health of population, rather than treating the diseases of individual patients. If a condition has been discovered -they want to make sure they live longer by promoting and preventing diseases and complications. Public health is everyone around you and the involvement of the community. If public health is really effective then it will also help the NHS save money.

Monitoring the health status of the community:
When we are monitoring the health status of the community we are trying to identify and solve the certain problems of the community. We will be looking for the trends and patterns which will then be compared to other communities. This will help us to
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Immunisation and other control measures are put in place to control them so that the diseases do not affect the whole population. This also may include food hygiene measures in restaurants and takeaways to control the spread of food poising. Communicable disease is carried out by microorganisms and then transmitted through people, animals, foods and pollution. In the UK, the government promotes health related points such as five-a-day this promotes to eat five fruit or vegetable a day, do regular exercise, eat a balanced diet. When people have a baby they are advised that they should take their child too regular check-ups and it is important to get their immunisation as it will protect the child from infectious disease.
A way the government control diseases in the population is by planning and evaluating the health and social care provision, they do this by assessing the services that are being provided and see if they are helping problems that take place. It is also important that when infectious diseases have come up, it is a legal requirement that it is reported to the appropriate people, by doing this measures can be put in place to stop them spreading. An example for this is when diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and Measles are diagnosed or suspected, the local medical officer is responsible for monitoring the disease and

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