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The Health of the Public
"The health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." An approach that aims to improve the health of the entire population, including reducing disparities between groups.
Public Health is the "science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." "Public Health is what we, as a society, do collectively to insure the conditions for people to be healthy."
"Patient" is the community. Diagnose the health of the community using public health sciences. "Treatment" of the community involved new policies and different kinds of social or education interventions. Goal is prevention of disease and disability; promotion of optimal health
Patient is the individual. Diagnose the health of the individual; using biomedical sciences. Treatment involved individual clinical/pharmaceutical interventions. Goal is usually cure (treatment and/or management of disease)
US Health Disadvantage
US has higher rates of cancer screening and survival. Better control of blood pressure/cholesterol. Lower rates of smoking/drinking. Higher average household income. Health of recent immigrants generally better than native-born Americans. US spends much more on health care than others
Policy, assurance, and assessment . Monitoring health, diagnose, inform, educate, empower, mobilize community, develop policies, enforce laws, link to/provide care, link to provide care, assure competent workforce, and evaluate
Monitor health, diagnose and investigate health problems
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, link people to needed personal health services and assurance of health care, assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce, evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Serving all Functions
Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
Public Health Sciences/Disciplines
Epidemiology and Statistics, biomedical Sciences, environment Health science, social and behavioral sciences, health policy and management/administrative
The study of patterns, causes and effects of health conditions in defined populations. Aims to understand (and predict/prevent) spread of health problems infectious diseases, chronic diseases, including social and environmental cusses. Looks for common exposures/risks or other shared characteristics among a group with the same health problems
Collection of data on the population. Vital statistics, survey data, notifiable disease data, diagnostic tools for the health of the community, used to calculate risks, benefits
Infectious diseases, chronic diseases, genetics
Health effects of environmental exposures, air/water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, safe food and drugs, global environmental change
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