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Public Health

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Public Health Public health 2000

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These are the notes covered in class over the following topics. Assessment Policy Development Assurance
Intro to public health
Heather Harmon
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Date Created: 08/02/16
Intro to Public Health 2000  8.25.16  Professor Elliot­Doran    Where do you see public health in YOUR daily lifestyle?  Class, brushing teeth, dorm rooms, any form of exercise. Essentially it's everywhere we go  Health : Dynamic state or condition of the  human organism that is multidimensional   Anything that benefits the lives of public health     What is  Public Health :   ● Risk  ● Communication  ● Research  ● Health promotion  ● Surveillance  ● Monitoring  ● Analysis  ● Outbreaks  ● Epidemics  ● Disease prevention    ★ Know what the CDC is and what they do­ (main concern) ­>protecting the health of  entire populations. Small as neighborhoods or as big as an entire country      What are preventable ?  what do we do ? Following are examples:  ● Vaccinations  ● FDA 80 percent  ● USDA 20 percent  ● Fitness ( presidential fitness test)  ● Drop in clinics ( CVS, Krogers, Walmart)  ● Wick ­ providing kids with a foundation for nutrition who mothers cannot breast feed  ● EPA­ oversee environmental health ( federal and regional)  ● Keeping our bodies of water clean and / or getting them cleaned up     Society assuring conditions for health, such as ?  ● Organized community efforts  ● Focus on disease prevention  ● promoting health and healthy behavior   ● Role of health educator     ★ Herd immunity ( will be on the test for sure )­  Majority of the people are vaccinated then it protects the whole herd.    Recent developments in immunization:   Society has stopped due to the increase in autism being found in children at young ages.  Informing parents of the risk of not getting their children immunized which is causing doctors to  not treat patients who come in unimmunized.   Elderly and infants are more at risk for getting a disease without  proper shots and medication.     Preventable diseases  ● Heart disease    ● Type II diabetes  ● Lung Cancer  ● Other cancers  Core Functions   ● Assessment   Monitor health status of a community to identify the problems     Diagnose and investigate problems and health hazards in the community ­ just be aware     Advisory group ­> collect data­> Analyze disease ­> develop report ­> disseminate findings    ● Policy Development   Inform, educate and empower people about health issues    Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems     Develop policies and plans that support individuals and community health efforts    Ex­ smoking bans, rooms for women to breastfeed at work    ● Assurance   Enforce laws and regulations    Provide access to health services  ➔ Health care reform    Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare    Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of services    Go over the Affordable Care Act of 2010 aka Obama Care Keiser care for more information    Health disparities for certain races 


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