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P2 – Public Health Today
“The choices people make can have a lasting impact on their health. Improving patient care isn't just about treating people's individual diseases, it also means changing and preventing harmful behaviours which can improve and even save people's lives.” (Hscic.gov.uk, 2015)
Health Care Campaigns help the well-being of individuals.
Stoptober and the new smoking law
Stoptober is a campaign which is England wide. The campaign encourages smokers across England to take up the challenge to stop smoking for 28 days.
Celebrity Stoptober advocates, including the former England football player Ian Wright, Al Murray and Paddy McGuiness have pledged their support for the
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sex with everyone they have slept with and so on and on. As recommended by the CDC, the most obvious solutions to decreasing these statistics is to first abstain from having sex until you are married, if that’s not an option then use protection, know your and your partner’s HIV status, and try to learn your partner’s past behavior. If you think you may have been exposed, get tested and if you are a man having sex with a man get tested yearly. As a female, I feel that it is my responsibility to make the choice to be concerned about my own health and well-being. I’ve always gotten yearly testing and I’ve tried to educate my friends about the rapid increase in our community and the importance
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Epidemiology and Public Health
West Coast University
Most people when asked about Public Health automatically associate it with Public Clinics, or providing hands-on health care to the community. Not until recently I was one of those people; however, after exploring my local health department, State of Florida Health Department, Center for Disease Control and many other websites, I discovered that Public Health is involved in every aspect of our daily lives.
Public Health is first and foremost all about prevention. They have developed many vaccinations and have required all children to receive certain immunizations prior to starting school, they also investigate
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Title: Integrating Genomics in Public Health
Integration of genetics into public health is essential in predicting patient risk for common diseases. Genetic research creates new information and technology that will assist in improving population health. Most of the ailments arise from the interactions among the environmental factors, human factors as well as genetics. Public health genomics will assist in disease prevention and health improvement to individuals who are at a higher risk due to their genetic makeup (Khoury, 2000). Health professionals by applying genetic research are everyday coming up with new discoveries in areas
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April 06, 2015
Health Care Issues
Public and Community Health
There are many local community health care issues in the world. The two issues that been in and out of my presents are asthma and diabetes. Many individuals come across these health issues and cannot get rid of them and some individuals can get rid of them by life style changes. These two health care issues can led to death if my treated correctly and handle properly with care.
The first health care issue is asthma. Asthma is a disease that makes it hard to breathe due to airways being swollen or inflamed. When the swelling
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E-cigarettes are on the public health agenda and during the European Regional Committee of the World Health Organization the discussion around e-cigarettes were highly debated. A common topic was the dramatic rise in the marketing of e-cigarettes that is now being seen in many countries (McKee 2013)
The availability of e-cigarettes makes it easy for anyone to purchase them and many small-scale e-cigarette producers have set up business during the past five years. They promote devices through advertising and social media. Images aimed at adolescents are similar to those previously used by the tobacco and alcohol industries. More recently tobacco companies have quickly entered the e
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Public health definitions
Source: A Public Health Approach to Drug Control in Canada, Health Officers Council of British Columbia, 2005
Public health practitioners have attempted to look at drug abuse from a broader perspective than the individual, emphasizing the role of society, culture and availability. Rather than accepting the loaded terms alcohol or drug "abuse," many public health professionals have adopted phrases such as "substance and alcohol type problems" or "harmful/problematic use" of drugs.
The Health Officers Council of British Columbia — in their 2005 policy discussion paper, A Public Health Approach to Drug Control in Canada — has adopted a public health model of
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Public health is an expansive discipline encompassing a vast array of issues and policies. Yet it carries within it a distinctly noble mission. The Future of Public Health defines it as “Organized community efforts to ensure conditions in which people can be healthy. Activities that society undertakes to prevent, identify, and counter threats to the health of the public. “ Therefore in fewer words, its mission is simply to protect its namesake, the public’s health. Many noble individuals have contributed to this pool of knowledge leaving legacies that have saved millions of lives and continue to save lives today.
Included in the many facets of public health are injuries, both accidental
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Issues in public health is a very sensitivity topic when talking about issues in public health because when talking about issues in public health there are several things to consider such as the population of the country and what is the composition (what is kind of people make up the country) Other things that should be consider when talking about public health issues things like the dependency of the country and the mortality rate such as how long people live what age group is benefiting the most and why those are some of the thing that should be discussed when talking about public health issues in this research paper the United States and Nigeria will be the two countries that will be
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Accrediting bodies in public health
Discuss the importance of accrediting bodies within the field of public health.
* There are about 300 institutions that offer a degree selected public health fields (CDC2011). ASPH represents the CEPH-accredited schools of public health. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the nationally recognized accrediting body for both schools of public health and public health programs. The importance of having accrediting bodies within the field of public health can vary in reasoning. Accreditation is a rigorous peer-review process; attending a CEPH-accredited school of public health means assurance for students that each schools’ educational
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Public Health Insurance
The Impact on Low Income Individual
Medicaid is the U.S.’s primary public health insurance program designed to provide health coverage for low-income children and families who lack access to private health insurance because of their limited finances, health status, or severe physical, mental health, intellectual, or developmental disabilities1. Currently, 1 in every 5 Americans uses Medicaid as their primary form of insurance. This means that as of 2015 over 65 million Americans, by guidelines of the department of health and human service, live on or below the federal poverty line 2. Although those numbers may
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Diversity Concerns in Public Health
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2010) defines Diversity in relation to public health as the term that describes the virtual uniqueness of each person or people group. The uniqueness that exists among the diverse people groups includes their skills, experiences, culture, interests, values and their ambitions. Each of these groups is rich with enormous possibilities. One of the Public Health provider’s professional responsibility is to learn and understand the diversity and cultural differences that exists in there area of operation and beyond, in order to address the health needs of these groups
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FOOD SAFETY AND POLICY
PROF. SHAH MONIR HOSSAIN
SENIOR NATIONAL ADVISOR ,FAO
Food safety situation in Bangladesh
WHAT IS OUR CONCERN
1. FOOD ADULTERATION
2. NATURALLY OCCURING TOXINS
3. PESTICIDE RESIDUES 4. MYCOTOXINS 5. MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION 6. VETERINARY DRUG RESIDUES 7. HEAVY METALS
Burden on public health
– 3 million cases reported (DGHS; 2005-09) – Responsible for 15% of mortality in children under 5 years (2011)
• Long term health effects
– Renal failure – Liver damage – Cancer
• Large scale adulteration
– 40-60% food samples found adulterated in Dhaka (IPH) – Extent and severity of food-borne illnesses unknown
Daily Star, October 12
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Public Health and Primary Care
I have chosen to base my care study on Lillian, a 76 year old widow, who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Lillian lives on her own in a bungalow, her step son Frank, visits once a week. He is the only family member that Lillian has contact with. Lillian was referred to the district nurse team from the local hospitals acute medical ward as she had suffered from a serious chest infection and increased exacerbation. The staff on the ward raised concerns as with exacerbation of COPD her fev 1/fvc ratio was 50 % which meant that she has severe airflow obstruction (Scullion.J 2007). Lillian’s chronic cough and sputum was one of the reasons
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COMPARISON OF PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Comparison of Public and Community Health
University of Phoenix
July 7, 2014
Comparison of Public and Community Health
Public and community health work simultaneously as well as separately to protect the populations of the world. Public health focuses on the health of an entire nation and community health focuses on health and wellness of various communities. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the primary health care setting within communities should be the first point of contact when looking at the health of the world (2014). This paper will research information about county
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Community and Public Health Nursing Reflection
Community and Public Health Nursing Reflection
My family lives in Encanto, which is an underserviced community with very little resources for theses lower income diverse families, which have many vulnerabilities. In this paper we are going to identify how community, public health nursing and community partnerships can be of service to this community. We will also take a look at epidemiological influences in Encanto as well as look at some nursing diagnosis that apply to this community.
Role of Community and Public Health Nursing and Community Partnerships
In Encanto the role of community and public health is not in the
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the school have done prior to this to help prevent Billy from experiencing mouth and tooth pain?
Dental cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease (Mathu-Muju 7). Most of the dental cavities are found on the teeth’s chewing surfaces in school-aged children. The American Journal of Public Health reported in 2013 that 58.6 percent of 5 through 17 year olds had or has at least one dental cavity (Mathu-Muju 9). This percent makes dental problems the most unmet health need of school-aged children. The American Journal of Public Health reports in 2011 that 41percent of 2 through 11 year olds have dental cavities in their primary or baby teeth and 42 percent of 6 through 19 year olds
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TM5563: Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management |
The key challenges to providing leadership during public health crises.Assignment One |
Samantha Leggett: SN 12494652 |
TM5563 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management
This assignment will define leadership and explore the traits and qualities that are deemed to be inherent to effective leadership and an explanation given for why leadership matters in times of crisis. The key challenges to leadership in both sudden and expected crises will be explored and potential solutions to these key challenges offered. Examples will be provided throughout using recent public health
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Is type 2 diabetes a public health emergency?
The term ‘diabetes mellitus’ describes a metabolic disorder of multiple causes characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrates , fats and protein metabolism which results in abnormal insulin secretion or/ and insulin action. The effects of diabetes mellitus include long-term damage dysfunction and failure of various organs (WHO).
Types of diabetes:
There are two main types of Diabetes:
* Type 1diabetes (T1B) which usually develops in childhood and adolescence and the patients require lifelong insulin injections for survival.
* Type 2 diabetes (T2B) usually occurs in adulthood and it is also
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Abstract to Comparing North Carolina’s Local and Public Health Agencies: The Legal Landscape, the Perspective and the Numbers
North Carolina has a lot of local public health agencies. Some of these agencies operate locally, meaning they can only be seen in individual counties while others can be seen regionally. There can be a local public health agency that is located in only one county; however, there can be another public health agencies that can be seen in counties as well as throughout the State. Both State and local policymakers as well as other agencies have discussed how to organize the State’s local public health system which was able to get a solution due to several bills
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Instructor, Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk Program School of Health and Public Safety Competition# C138-13-JT Looking for a new challenge? Consider what a career in teaching has to offer! The School of Health and Public Safety at SAIT Polytechnic is looking for an experienced Medical Office Assistant and/or Unit Clerk who is interested in a rewarding career in education. If you have outstanding job skills and instructional expertise, and are enthusiastic about the theoretical and practical training of medical office assistant students, apply today and help prepare the next generation. The School of Health and Public Safety has a need for an energetic, resourceful individual with
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Do you agree with the view that the main factor encouraging the improvement of public health provision in Britain in the years 1833–75 was the fear of further outbreaks of cholera?
At first glance it’s easy to see that both sources 13 and 14 offer why the government should act on cholera and explain the fears of it returning again. Not only this but it states the important like it had to water and this was a major problem for public health and it was difficult to develop a way around the situation. On the other hand, dedicated individuals were a main factor encouraging the improvement of public health as people such as Chadwick and Simon played an important role into research and
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The following paper will provide research information about the public health resources for Robeson county located in North Carolina, the state of North Carolina, and the national public health resources. It will describe the history of public health, including pertinent dates and significant events, and describe the differences between public and community health.
County, State, and National public health resources
The Robeson County Department of Public Health promotes the health and wellness of the residents of Robeson County by offering the following services; child health, animal control, dental health, environment health, health education
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3rd June, 2015
The 9/11 terror attacks which was followed by anthrax mail attacks. These traumatic events of the past made public health more visible throughout the society. The American public where forced to learn what professionals have known for years: the health and security of our nation depend heavily on a robust public health system. Those turbulent times also revealed the critical role of strategic, timely, and effective communication in public health (Bernhardt, 2004).
Bernhardt (2004) argued that Public health communication is the “scientific development, strategic dissemination, and critical evaluation of relevant
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Healthcare Support Services- Public Health/ Medicare
With today’s social, cultural, political and economic shifts, public health has become a huge topic of concern. More and more communities are depending on public health organizations for information, education and assistance in maintaining a healthy society. In The Untilled Fields of Public Health, Charles-Edward Amory Winslow defines public health as “the science and art of preventing diseases, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals” (Charles-Edward Amory).
Public health is a non-exclusive entity. In public
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PUBLIC HEALTH COMPETENCIES
A. BIOSTATISTICS Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing and solving problems in public health; health care; and biomedical, clinical and populationbased research. Competencies: Upon graduation a student with an MPH should be able to… A. 1. Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health. A. 2. Describe basic concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions. A. 3. Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met. A. 4. Distinguish among the different
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(Green and Kreuter, 2004).
The main purpose of health promotion is to make the public capable of taking care of their health properly and also to take preventive measures from worsening of disease. Health promotion improves the health condition of individuals, public to have a good quality of life. It reduces premature deaths, also focuses on disease prevention, which helps the individual and nation from spending a lot on medical treatment. Health promotion aims at learning capabilities and intentional action that individual takes on their own health, health for others and the common betterment of the community.
As a largest group of health professional, nurses have the wider
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Code of Ethics
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is one of the oldest and diverse organizations of public health. This association has been working to improve public health since 1872. The association aspires to protect all Americans and the community from unnecessary, serious health threats and attempts to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention actions and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA covers an expansive assortment of health professionals. What is public health? According to the APHA public health is prevention. It is the practice of preventing disease and promoting good health within groups of people
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Federal, LOCAL, AND NON-GOVERNMENT WEBSITE REVIEW
Albert N. Prado
MARCH 28, 2011
SANDI HOOKANA MSN, PMHCS
FEDERAL, LOCAL, AND NON-GOVERNMENT WEBSITE REVIEW
Vaccinations are a vital component for public health. Vaccinations prevent the effects of infectious disease such as pertussis. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacteria spread by coughs and sneezes. Small droplets containing the bacteria are transmitted through airborne methods, which cause the disease to be spread from person to person. In this website, review will inform and provide information over different aspects of government and non-government functions. The federal, local, and non
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of Nurses (ICN) (2009) showed that health-improving methods carried out by nurses practicing within various contexts offer perfect circumstances for health promotion, creating healthy environments. Nurses are instrumental in creating an avenue for good health through health promotion. Nurses practice health promotion education in communities, positively affecting health. Some of these acts involve breastfeeding education, hypertension prevention and control, coronary heart disease, obesity and diabetes control. All of these examples are nurse-managed, representing public health interventions aimed at modifying health behaviors, encouraging positive health habits (Tengland, 2010).
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Health literacy and its outcome
Health literacy can be estimated through, Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) and the Test of Functional Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA). Even so, Andrew pleasant and Shyama Kuruvilla, 2008, argues that none of these make sense of an appropriate measurement of health literacy. The Test of Functional literacy in adults only concentrates on individual capacity to read the medical information on some medical slips and labels. Rather than there are lots of research works done on the topic of health literacy and its approach in public health, which provides best examples along with good information and major skills.
Health Literacy and its impact on
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Community or public health nursing is a concept intended to shift the focus of the traditional nurse role to a global scope. Nursing practice is based in the art and science of identifying individual patient responses to illness and decreasing patient suffering when possible. Public health nursing expands beyond the individual to explore causative health related factors both negative and positive within the community, while developing processes to alleviate suffering while promoting wellness.
Group Definition of Community/Public Health
Based on the definition offered by Radzyminski (2007), this group collectively redefines community or public health nursing as a
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What is history? Why do we need to study history? When I first started this assignment, I wondered why we needed to describe the history of public health and include pertinent dates and significant events. Being a good student, I did what I was told. While doing the research I realized that history is what shapes us. We not only learn from our successes, but our failures too. History has transformed us into what we are and why we do the things that we do.
The History of Public Health
According to the “Southeast Public Health Training Center” (2012), “Leviticus is believed to be the first written health code in the world” (para. 1). The book of Leviticus was
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Review of Literature
Goodman, Davies, Dinan, Tai & Iliffe (2011) define health promotion as the act of helping others and encouraging positive health among individuals within a given society through personal, private, and public means. Analysts define this skill as the science of promoting the protection and improving peoples’ health through education. Public health has been documented over the years to improve the well-being of people in a given society. The behavior activities include self responsibility, nutritional awareness physical fitness, and stress management. According to Callens, Tibbins & Lenney (2011) define health promotion as those activities that when put in place by an
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have insurance will go without. This may include primary care interventions such as immunizations and regular health screenings. Rising health care costs have a direct effect on the number of uninsured individuals and, therefore, a direct effect the number of individuals that can access care.
Strategies to Address Inadequate Access
One way that nurses can address the current inadequacies in access to health care is by educating the public regarding the need for everyone to have equal access. The public should be advised that when citizens go without care, there can be public health implications, such as resurgences in diseases like tuberculosis (White & Atmar, 2002). Nurses should educate
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Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation’s health. These services both prevent and detect illnesses and diseases—from flu to cancer—in their earlier, more treatable stages, significantly reducing the risk of illness, disability, early death, and medical care costs.
Motor vehicle crashes, homicide, domestic and school violence, child abuse and neglect, suicide, and unintentional drug overdoses are important public health concerns in the United States. In addition to their immediate health impact, the effects of injuries and violence extend well beyond the
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An ideal health system responds to a population’s needs and expectations by improving the health status of individuals, families and communities, defending the population against what threatens its health, protecting people against the financial consequences of ill-health, providing equitable access to health care centers and making it possible for people to participate in decisions affecting their health and health system.
In terms of cost, governments are expected to facilitate diversity and competition in the provision and functioning of health services, limiting themselves to financing a set of essential public health activities and clinical services, leaving the rest to private
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P3: explain the roles and responsibilities of two overarching health organisations
By Mercy Tiwo
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Department of Health (DH) is a ministerial department, supported by 23 agencies and public bodies. The department employs 2,160 staff who work in locations across the country.
DH helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they require, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.
Their responsibilities include:
* They lead across health and care by creating national policies and legislations, providing long-term goals to meet current and
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NUR 408 Comparison Paper
September 26, 2011
In this paper I will examine public health resources provided by county, state and on national level. Also, we will look at a brief history of public health resources and important events that led to its changes. The difference between public and community health will also be explained.
The National Public Health Performance Standard Program (NPHPSP) sets the framework by which public care is provided on a state and county level by providing information on how to assess the health status of community. This organization teaches how to diagnose health issues of the community, give information to encourage the
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terms of their costs and benefits (Getzen, 2013). In theory, these practices are useful to promote health in personal development, promote, and maximize concepts in public policy. Some of these practices can enhance policy surrounding healthcare by identifying barriers associated with cost, outcome measures, health promotion, and benefits rising to individuals. From this week’s resources, it seems society views health economics negatively as a threat which has been used to study the effect of health promotion and polices. Health promotion plays a viable role to health economics in which demonstrate a collaboration that refines economic techniques. Health care on the economy effects overall
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education to make
personal healthy choices to improve health.
Nurses must have evidence based understanding of health promotion
Interventions to communicate this understanding to the public. Nurses also serve
as a critical link in the education programs for health promotion and provides as
many needs and services to help the individuals, families and communities and
population to identify their needs to improve their health.
Nurses in overall, in education, practice and research can
participate in the advancement of health promotion not only to the mainstream
but to the forefront of nursing practice. In history nurses teach the
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Community and Public Health Reflection
Marcia La Bruyere
March 11, 2013
Community and Public Health Reflection
Public health nurses integrate community involvement and knowledge about the entire population with personal, clinical understanding of the health and illness experience of individuals and families within the population. They translate and articulate the health and illness experiences of diverse often vulnerable individuals and families in the population to health planners and policy makers, and assist members of the community to voice their problems and aspirations. Public health nurses are knowledgeable about multiple strategies for intervention
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Health Care Process
Team D has decided to choose Electronic Medical Records within Mental Health. We have decided that the target audience should be the following: the public, private health services and stakeholders who are concerned with the consumers in mental health. According to the Australian Government Department of Health (2005), “the primary target audience is the public and private health services: such as mental health service managers, providers, professionals, and other staff; mental health consumers, their careers and families; mental health policy makers and the mental health advocates.”
“A secondary target would reflect on the
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health information. Another challenge the health care industry face is how to encourage healthy living and promote public health initiatives thorough prevention, intervention, education, and awareness.
What role do you plan to have in the industry?
My role as a health care administer or health manager within the health care industry is ensure patients receive effective quality health care services and to ensure the health care facility in compliance with state, local, and federal laws and regulations. I will also be responsible for the daily operations of the health care facility as well as encouraging accountable. I will be responsible for motivating and empowering my staff. Also it
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Disaster in Franklin County
Shardae M. Crawley
Western Governors University
December 24, 2013
Running Head: DISASTER IN FRANKLIN
Disaster in Franklin County
In the event of a disaster, such as the one presented in the online simulation, the community relies upon public health personnel to evaluate the needs of the community, provide reliable information, and access to available resources. Public health personnel focus on the safety and well being of individuals within the community, as well as potential long term issues that may arise, as a result of disaster. It is essential that local health workers are trained to address any issues the community may face, so that they
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To the Editor:
Currently, the county board of supervisors is taking under consideration a proposal merging the local county health department with the health departments of three adjacent counties, so that the merged departments will constitute one large department, which address the public health needs of the region, rather than focus on individual counties. The rationale for this move is the belief that a regional public health department could be able to consolidate resources and facilitate coordination of emergency services. It is anticipated that the merger would enhance emergency preparedness and response activities within the region. While I agree with this premise, it is also
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Significant Health Care Event Paper
February 22, 2015
Instructor: Georgetta Baptist
Managed care has changed health care as a whole. Before managed care, providers were not knowledgeable about public health. Managed care made big changes for public health, and gave access to health care for those individuals who lived in rural areas, who otherwise could not have it, or the middle class that made too much for government insurance, but not enough to afford private insurance.
How Managed Care Has Changed Health Care
As previously mentioned, health care providers did not have much knowledge of public health before managed care came about
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Literature Review, Part 2
Team B: E. C. Adams, A. Gildea, A. Ibrahim, J. Mauriello, K. Moulopoulos, K. Spaeth, and D. Romito
August 16, 2014
Literature Review, Part 2
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became health care law on March 23, 2010, with the most major provisions to be phased in by January 2014. One significant feature of this legislation is a new provision for preventive care services. Cogan (2011) notes “By requiring … health plans to provide evidence-based preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs, and the PPACA transforms the U.S. public and private health care financing systems into vehicles for
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also increase the quality of care and treatment, as well as people’s access to health care in the community.
Bar-Yam, Y. (2006). Improving the effectiveness of health care and public health: A multiscale complex systems analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 459-466.
Shortell, S.M., Gillies, R., & Wu, F. (2010). United States innovations in healthcare delivery. Public Health Reviews, 32(1), 190-212.
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The World Health Organization also known by its abbreviation (WHO) it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerns itself with international public health. The World Health Organization being a international organization in over 61 different countries that the United Nations help maintain international peace which is one the great and overachieving organizations in the world today. To talk about this organization you have to an understanding in united health care. With this type of organizations branches in so many countries it comes to a key factor in public health in countries that fall under the United Nations constitution. For an