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Exam 1 Study Guide

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Exam 1 Study Guide BPH 206

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Pretty much follows the questions on her study guide for the first exam exactly. I got an A so hopefully this helps! The only thing I would go a little further on is the health organization (UNICEF...
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Date Created: 02/08/16
EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE: What is public health?  Public health is the overall effort contributed by many parties to protect and improve the lives of communities, prevent different diseases, & to provide conditions in which people can live healthy lifestyles.  5 big areas- epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, health policy & management, and social & behaviors sciences  Behavior Infection Genetics Geography Environment Medical care Socioeconomic status  Famous People in Public Health: John Snow (cholera), Edward Jenner (small-pox vaccine), James Lind (scurvy in sailors)  Multi-level determinants and influences (Social-Ecological Model of Health) o Intrapersonal o Interpersonal o Organizational o Community o State o Global Evidence-based Public Health  Problem (what is it) o Define health problem o What is burden of disease? (morbidity/mortality) o Distribution of disease  Etiology (causes?) o Does cause proceed the effect? o Does altering cause alter effect? o Requirements for establishing contributory cause:  1. Individual association- case control studies  2. Cause proceeds effect- cohort studies  3. Altering cause alters effect- randomized control trials  Recommendation (reduce health impacts) o Benefits/harm of interventions? o Quality of evidence?  Implementation (how to get the job done) o Who to target? o How to go about it?  Evaluation (how well did it work?) o RE-AIM- reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, maintenance  Prevalence rate- # with disease at certain time (not just new but also existing cases)/population  Incidence rate- # of new cases/population  Morbidity- severity  Mortality- deaths  Infant mortality rate- # of deaths below 1 year of age Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health Equality and Equity o Compensates for individual’s situations Neighborhood and Built Environment o Access to healthy food, quality housing, crime/violence, environmental condition Health & Health Care o Access to insurance, health literacy, access to primary care Social & Community Context o Incarceration, institutionalization o Social cohesion o Civic participation o Perceptions of discrimination and equality Education o HS graduate rate, enrollment in higher education o Language/literacy Economic Stability o Poverty, employment o Home/food stability Frieden’s Health Impact Pyramid: o 5. Counseling & Education (nutritional counseling) o 4. Clinical Interventions (diabetes management, long term) o 3. Long-Lasting Preventative Interventions (vaccines) o 2. Changing the Context (eliminating lead paint and supersized drinks) o 1. Socio-Economic Factors (eradicate poverty) Role of Government in Public Health  Governmental Goals in PH: o Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease o Protect against environmental hazards o Prevent injuries o Promote and encourage healthy behaviors o Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery o Ensure the quality and accessibility of health services  Assessment, policy, assurance o ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES:  Monitor health status to identify community health problems.  Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.  Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.  Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.  Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.  Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.  Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.  Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.  Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.  Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.  Federal: o ensure that all levels of government can provide essential services o act when health threats spread beyond more than one region o act when jurisdiction for a solution is beyond state governments o assist states in emergency o help with public health goals o *** The Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services- Sylvia Mathews Burwell o Examples- FDA, NIH, SAMHSA (Mental Health), HIS (Indian Health Services), HRSA (Human Resources and Services Admin.), CDC, CMS (Medicare/Medicaid)  Local/State o Immunizations o Disease surveillance o Collection of vital statistics o Run public health laboratories o Inspection and licensing of restaurants o Environmental health surveillance o Coordinating public health screening programs o Tobacco control o Public health preparedness and disaster response o 10 US “regions”  Global o World Health Organization o UNICEF o UNAIDS o World Bank Social/Behavioral Influences on Public Health  Health Belief Model: “it can happen to me” o Perceived barriers to health behavior o Perceived benefits to health behavior o Perceived susceptibility to health threat o Perceived seriousness or severity of health threat o Cues to action- mass media campaigns, advice, etc.  Transtheoretical Model: o Steps:  Pre-contemplation (unaware of problem)  Contemplation (aware of problem and desired behavior change)  Preparation (intends to take action)  Action (practices desired behavior)  Maintenance (sustaining behavior)  PRECEDE-PROCEED Model o STEP 1- Social Assessment/Situational Analysis  Looks at quality of life o STEP 2- Epidemiological Assessment  5 D’s- Death, Disease, Disability, Discomfort, Dissatisfaction o STEP 3- Educational/Ecological Assessment  Pre-disposing Factors: (why action is done in the first place)  Awareness, knowledge, beliefs, values, attitudes, existing skills, behavioral intention  Rationale/motive for behavior  Reinforcing Factors: (can be for old or new behaviors)  Provide reinforcement, incentive to continue action  Support from Family or Friends  Employer actions and policies  Health provider costs  Community resources  Enabling Factors:  Facilitate or impede behaviors  Skills, health care resources, effective use of information o STEP 4- Intervention Alignment and Administrative & Policy Assessment o STEP 5- Implementation  For evaluation of a policy:  Specific Measurable Action Verb Realistic Timely o STEP 6- Process Evaluation  How well is program delivered compared to how it was conceptualized o STEP 7- Impact Evaluation  Assesses immediate/short-term impact o STEP 8- Outcome Evaluation  Long-term evaluation in accordance with 5 D’s Communicable Diseases and Vaccines  Herd immunity- even when a whole community isn’t vaccinated for a particular disease (economic, religious, moral reasons), having a majority of the community lowers the chances of coming into contact with someone with the disease  Why some people opt out of vaccines-economic standing, religious/cultural practice, falsified data about autism and MMR vaccine, “invasion of body”,  Exemptions for vaccines decided by the state  Communicable vs. Non-communicable Diseases o Communicable diseases can be spread directly or indirectly from person to person  Conditions that lead to faster spread of disease: o Urban conditions, crowding, poor sanitation, low income, population growth, livestock production, migration  Social implications of infectious diseases- o Disruption of families/social life o Discrimination o Denied of primary care  Economic implications of infectious diseases- o Loss of revenue/tourism/travel o Cost of treating illness  Human security problems with infectious diseases- o Bioterrorism  Endemic- within normally boundaries of disease, not widespread  Sporadic- random, few cases  Epidemic- heavily concentrated in a region  Pandemic- heavily concentrated worldwide Genetics/Epigenetics  Epigenetics- parts of one’s genome can be affected by the environment without directly changing ones genetic coding  Twin studies help examine this  Animal studies (mice/cherry blossom example)


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