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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Public Health Services (Overview)

Public health services are government programs to promote health and provide medical care to the public. This may include vaccination programs, Medicare, free health screening.


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What are essential public health services?

What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www. Apha. Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
22 Doctors shared insights

Public Health Services (Overview)

Public health services are government programs to promote health and provide medical care to the public. This may include vaccination programs, Medicare, free health screening.


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What are the ten essential public health services?

From the CDC:: Monitor health status to identify and solve 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 and action to identify and solve health problems.
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
Enforce laws and regulations. ...Read more

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Find section 1931 (c) (1) of the public health services act?

GOOGLE IT: Should come up just like that.
Did you have a medical question we may be able to help you with? ...Read more

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What is the role of a public health nutrionist?

What is the role of a public health nutrionist?

Public health: The public health nutritionalist has as their "patient" a large population of individuals e.g. School age children, or college students or low income communities or various groups of people including general national populations. The health role includes all factors concerning nutrition and can be very broad in its definition. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how public health differ for the elderly?

See below: There are lot of programs available for elderly sponsored by either private, public, non profit/profit and grant organization. These programs allow to stay active, to participate activities, to receive proper nutrition, to maintain wellness and to promote for independence. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www. Jpc-se. Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more

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What are two issues associated with leukemia that impact on public health?

What are two issues associated with leukemia that impact on public health?

Test questions?: Environmental exposures are often raised as issues for leukemia, and excess cases in a region often prompt investigation of factors in common among clusters.
the health care system, and financing thereof, are also pertinent public health issues since leukemia treatment capabilities may be unevenly distributed geographically, and often have high costs, unevenly born by insured and non-insured. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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Possible reasons why public health begin with concerns about effective sewers and clean water?

Basic hygiene!: Public health is focused on keeping the greatest number of people healthy, alive, and without disease. The most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the world is transmissible infections due to poor hygienic conditions. Therefore, primary public health focuses on sources of clean water and effective sewer systems; critical in reducing risk of infections and keeping people healthy and alive. ...Read more

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Why is poverty considered to be a public health concern?

Why is poverty considered to be a public health concern?

Depends: The impoverished utilize health and other facilities and depend upon the public for support. They can be the source of some types of communicable illness. Dealing with poverty can cut down some of these risks although the diligence for this varies from state to state. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What is population health? Like public health on larger scale?

What is population health? Like public health on larger scale?

Similar: Population health is often used by health plans to refer to providing services to the entire spectrum of members -- all ages and health conditions, from the perfectly healthy to those with multiple chronic conditions. Public health usually refers to services provided by government agencies for the entire population or specific segments of the population, such as water treatment or immunizations. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What's the difference between public health and community health?

Subtle: I'd say public health relates to macro health concerns about larger populations and community health is more related to the micro concerns of a specific population or community. You will probably see the terms used somewhat interchangeably depending on the context. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how public health and community health differ?

Community vs. PH: In community medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more

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What is the difference between community medicine and public health?

Medicine vs. PH: In medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more

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Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

This looks like:: 1. A school assignment and 2. Something that can't be answered in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. What's the role for public health?

I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. What's the role for public health?

Sweets and govt.: Agree you do not want govt. 2 control what u drink but if everyone did what is right for themselves, and paid att.2 the phd bulletins/educational literature, the govt. Did not have to intervene! You would be amazed what pediatricians are required to do as part of the preventive care guidelines as a result of governmental policies as well. But all in all is it is good for people's health. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse considered a matter of public health?

Drug abuse: Yes it most certainly is. Due to this there is a flurry of legislation, guidelines, restrictions that will ultimately impact on the use of medications to the detriment of the patients. ...Read more

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

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Is occupational therapy considered an acceptable public health major?

Not necessarily: While it certainly is possible to focus on an element of occupational therapy that affects populations, most often it is very targeted to individual needs. So, while it is quite possible to combine the two areas of interest in specific ways, i'd say it isn't an automatic association. ...Read more

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If I get a BS degree in cell and molecular biology, can I possibly get a job in the public health department of my city?

Maybe: It sounds like your background may be suitable to work in a medical laboratory if your city is large enough to have one. You may also qualify to assist a medical examiner if there are openings there. It can't hurt to apply but actual public health usually involves a clinical or sanitary engineering background. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Public Health (Definition)

Public health is a field of study in which a person studies how health and disease affects a community or society, and how government entities or programs can best deliver medical advice and treatments to a large population. The local department of public health is ...Read more