Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Schools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Education, Public Health Professional: Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Public Health Dentistry: A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.United StatesPrevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Public Health Surveillance: The ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data with the purpose of preventing or controlling disease or injury, or of identifying unusual events of public health importance, followed by the dissemination and use of information for public health action. (From Am J Prev Med 2011;41(6):636)Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Communicable Disease Control: Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Bioterrorism: The use of biological agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of BACTERIA; VIRUSES; or other BIOLOGICAL TOXINS against people, ANIMALS; or PLANTS.Great BritainReproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Epidemiology: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.Civil Defense: Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Disease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Communicable DiseasesHealth Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.BrazilGovernment Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Education, Graduate: Studies beyond the bachelor's degree at an institution having graduate programs for the purpose of preparing for entrance into a specific field, and obtaining a higher degree.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Students, Public Health: Individuals enrolled in a school of PUBLIC HEALTH or a formal educational program in public health.Health Planning Councils: Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.IndiaSocial Change: Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Human Rights: The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Capacity Building: Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Disasters: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.Internationality: The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Medical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Civil Rights: Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)EuropeDemography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.EnglandHealth Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.WisconsinMortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Government: The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.

Myths, models and mitigation of resistance to pesticides. (1/5122)

Resistance to pesticides in arthropod pests is a significant economic, ecological and public health problem. Although extensive research has been conducted on diverse aspects of pesticide resistance and we have learned a great deal during the past 50 years, to some degree the discussion about 'resistance management' has been based on 'myths'. One myth involves the belief that we can manage resistance. I will maintain that we can only attempt to mitigate resistance because resistance is a natural evolutionary response to environmental stresses. As such, resistance will remain an ongoing dilemma in pest management and we can only delay the onset of resistance to pesticides. 'Resistance management' models and tactics have been much discussed but have been tested and deployed in practical pest management programmes with only limited success. Yet the myth persists that better models will provide a 'solution' to the problem. The reality is that success in using mitigation models is limited because these models are applied to inappropriate situations in which the critical genetic, ecological, biological or logistic assumptions cannot be met. It is difficult to predict in advance which model is appropriate to a particular situation; if the model assumptions cannot be met, applying the model sometimes can increase the rate of resistance development rather than slow it down. Are there any solutions? I believe we already have one. Unfortunately, it is not a simple or easy one to deploy. It involves employing effective agronomic practices to develop and maintain a healthy crop, monitoring pest densities, evaluating economic injury levels so that pesticides are applied only when necessary, deploying and conserving biological control agents, using host-plant resistance, cultural controls of the pest, biorational pest controls, and genetic control methods. As a part of a truly multi-tactic strategy, it is crucial to evaluate the effect of pesticides on natural enemies in order to preserve them in the cropping system. Sometimes, pesticide-resistant natural enemies are effective components of this resistance mitigation programme. Another name for this resistance mitigation model is integrated pest management (IPM). This complex model was outlined in some detail nearly 40 years ago by V. M. Stern and colleagues. To deploy the IPM resistance mitigation model, we must admit that pest management and resistance mitigation programmes are not sustainable if based on a single-tactic strategy. Delaying resistance, whether to traditional pesticides or to transgenic plants containing toxin genes from Bacillus thuringiensis, will require that we develop multi-tactic pest management programmes that incorporate all appropriate pest management approaches. Because pesticides are limited resources, and their loss can result in significant social and economic costs, they should be reserved for situations where they are truly needed--as tools to subdue an unexpected pest population outbreak. Effective multi-tactic IPM programmes delay resistance (= mitigation) because the number and rates of pesticide applications will be reduced.  (+info)

The expiry date of man: a synthesis of evolutionary biology and public health. (2/5122)

In industrialised countries, mortality and morbidity are dominated by age related chronic degenerative diseases. The health and health care needs of future populations will be heavily determined by these conditions of old age. Two opposite scenarios of future morbidity exist: morbidity might decrease ("compress"), because life span is limited, and the incidence of disease is postponed. Or morbidity might increase ("expand"), because death is delayed more than disease incidence. Optimality theory in evolutionary biology explains senescence as a by product of an optimised life history. The theory clarifies how senescence is timed by the competing needs for reproduction and survival, and why this leads to a generalised deterioration of many functions at many levels. As death and disease are not independent, future morbidity will depend on duration and severity of the process of senescence, partly determined by health care, palliating the disease severity but increasing the disease duration by postponing death. Even if morbidity might be compressed, health care needs will surely expand.  (+info)

Dietary intake and practices in the Hong Kong Chinese population. (3/5122)

OBJECTIVES: To examine dietary intake and practices of the adult Hong Kong Chinese population to provide a basis for future public health recommendations with regard to prevention of certain chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis. PARTICIPANTS: Age and sex stratified random sample of the Hong Kong Chinese population aged 25 to 74 years (500 men, 510 women). METHOD: A food frequency method over a one week period was used for nutrient quantification, and a separate questionnaire was used for assessment of dietary habits. Information was obtained by interview. RESULTS: Men had higher intakes of energy and higher nutrient density of vitamin D, monounsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol, but lower nutrient density of protein, many vitamins, calcium, iron, copper, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. There was an age related decrease in energy intake and other nutrients except for vitamin C, sodium, potassium, and percentage of total calorie from carbohydrate, which all increased with age. Approximately 50% of the population had a cholesterol intake of < or = 300 mg; 60% had a fat intake < or = 30% of total energy; and 85% had a percentage of energy from saturated fats < or = 10%; criteria considered desirable for cardiovascular health. Seventy eight per cent of the population had sodium intake values in the range shown to be associated with the age related rise in blood pressure with age. Mean calcium intake was lower than the FAO/WHO recommendations. The awareness of the value of wholemeal bread and polyunsaturated fat spreads was lower in this population compared with that in Australia. There was a marked difference in types of cooking oil compared with Singaporeans, the latter using more coconut/palm/mixed vegetable oils. CONCLUSION: Although the current intake pattern for cardiovascular health for fat, saturated fatty acid, and cholesterol fall within the recommended range for over 50% of the population, follow up surveys to monitor the pattern would be needed. Decreasing salt consumption, increasing calcium intake, and increasing the awareness of the health value of fibre may all be beneficial in the context of chronic disease prevention.  (+info)

Bioterrorism alleging use of anthrax and interim guidelines for management--United States, 1998. (4/5122)

From October 30 through December 23, 1998, CDC received reports of a series of bioterroristic threats of anthrax exposure. Letters alleged to contain anthrax were sent to health clinics on October 30, 1998, in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. During December 17-23 in California, a letter alleged to contain anthrax was sent to a private business, and three telephone threats of anthrax contamination of ventilation systems were made to private and public buildings. All threats were hoaxes and are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local law enforcement officials. The public health implications of these threats were investigated to assist in developing national public health guidelines for responding to bioterrorism. This report summarizes the findings of these investigations and provides interim guidance for public health authorities on bioterrorism related to anthrax.  (+info)

Cancer mortality by educational level in the city of Barcelona. (5/5122)

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between educational level and mortality from cancer in the city of Barcelona. The data were derived from a record linkage between the Barcelona Mortality Registry and the Municipal Census. The relative risks (RR) of death and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) according to level of education were derived from Poisson regression models. For all malignancies, men in the lowest educational level had a RR of death of 1.21 (95% CI 1.13-1.29) compared with men with a university degree, whereas for women a significant decreasing in risk was observed (RR 0.81; 95% CI 0.74-0.90). Among men, significant negative trends of increasing risk according to level of education were present for cancer of the mouth and pharynx (RR 1.70 for lowest vs. highest level of education), oesophagus (RR 2.14), stomach (RR 1.99), larynx (RR 2.56) and lung (RR 1.35). Among women, cervical cancer was negatively related to education (RR 2.62), whereas a positive trend was present for cancers of the colon (RR 0.76), pancreas (RR 0.59), lung (RR 0.55) and breast (RR 0.65). The present study confirms for the first time, at an individual level, the existence of socioeconomic differences in mortality for several cancer sites in Barcelona, Spain. There is a need to implement health programmes and public health policies to reduce these inequities.  (+info)

Respiratory tract infections as a public health challenge. (6/5122)

Acute respiratory infections have everywhere become the province of clinicians and the pharmaceutical industry. A public health approach is needed with systematic efforts to minimize transmission, maximize prevention, and harness the research and surveillance effort to decrease their incidence and severity. These infections have a huge incidence, morbidity burden, and economic impact in all societies. Several factors now demand renewed attention to prevention. They include the growing costs and potentially limited benefits of an expanded pharmacotherapeutic approach; the serious change in antibiotic susceptibility of the common respiratory pathogens; the advances made in vaccinology in recent years; and the need to promote equity and share limited health resources across the world's population. Care should not be restricted to those in affluent countries who can afford increasingly expensive treatment.  (+info)

The US Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemptions (IDE) and clinical investigation of cardiovascular devices: information for the investigator. (7/5122)

The conduct of a clinical investigation of a medical device to determine the safety and effectiveness of the device is covered by the investigational device exemptions (IDE) regulation. The purpose of IDE regulation is "to encourage, to the extent consistent with the protection of public health and safety and with ethical standards, the discovery and development of useful devices intended for human use, and to that end to maintain optimum freedom for scientific investigators in their pursuit of this purpose" (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act). Conducting a clinical investigation may require an approved IDE application. The US Food and Drug Administration encourages early interaction with the agency through the pre-IDE process during the development of a device or technology and during the preparation of an IDE application. This facilitates approval of the IDE application and progression into the clinical investigation. This paper reviews the terminology and applicability of the IDE regulation and the type of study that requires an IDE application to the Food and Drug Administration. The pre-IDE process and the development of an IDE application for a significant risk study of a cardiovascular device are discussed.  (+info)

Skirting the issue: women and international health in historical perspective. (8/5122)

Over the last decades women have become central to international health efforts, but most international health agencies continue to focus narrowly on the maternal and reproductive aspects of women's health. This article explores the origins of this paradigm as demonstrated in the emergence of women's health in the Rockefeller Foundation's public health programs in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s. These efforts bore a significant reproductive imprint; women dispensed and received services oriented to maternal and childbearing roles. Women's health and social advocacy movements in Mexico and the United States partially shaped this interest. Even more important, the emphasis on women in the Rockefeller programs proved an expedient approach to the Foundation's underlying goals: promoting bacteriologically based public health to the government, medical personnel, business interests, and peasants; helping legitimize the Mexican state; and transforming Mexico into a good political and commercial neighbor. The article concludes by showing the limits to the maternal and reproductive health model currently advocated by most donor agencies, which continue to skirt--or sidestep--major concerns that are integral to the health of women.  (+info)

Intent: We will describe a partnership between three universities, two in Norway and one in Canada, in order to illustrate how the integration of occupational science and public health perspectives on diverse health determinants contributed to interdisciplinary graduate education through a collaborative international exchange. Two specific initiatives will be addressed: the development of integrated occupational science and public health curriculum materials, and the participation of students from each country in courses at the institutions overseas. Argument: The conditions of everyday life and the occupations these conditions enable are well recognized as key determinants of health and well-being within occupational science, occupational therapy and public health. Within occupational science in particular, there is growing recognition that full realization of the vision of health promotion through occupation requires expanding beyond individual-level approaches in order to address socio-political
All MPH students are required to complete a field experience in public health as part of the PHP2070 MPH Public Health/Community Service Internship course. The MPH Program provides enrolled students with a variety of resources to connect with rewarding and interesting internship experiences. In addition to meeting with academic core advisors and other faculty conducting research in specific public health topics, students also confer with the Coordinator for Applied Learning Experiences and Career Development in order to learn more about opportunities focused on current issues of individual student interest, public health research, and internship experiences that align with each students research area of interest and future career goals.. The MPH Public Health/Community Service Internship course consists of two main components - core sessions and field experience placement, which includes a final project and poster presentation.. Core Sessions: These include small group sessions with academic ...
Legal intervention to influence individual health behavior has increased dramatically since the 1960s. This paper describes the rise of law as a tool of public health, and the scientific research that has assessed and often guided it, with a focus on five major domains: traffic safety, gun violence, tobacco use, reproductive health and obesity. These topical stories illustrate both laws effectiveness and limitations as a public health tool. They also establish its popularity by the most apt of metrics - the willingness of legislators to enact it. The five examples demonstrate that public health law research can and does influence the development and refinement of legal interventions over time. Measuring the impact of laws can be difficult, but the field has the tools of theory and methods necessary to produce robust results. It is past time for public health research to receive institutional, professional and funding support commensurate with its social importance.. Read the paper on ...
Most public health activities are aimed at preventing illness or improving the general health status of a nations population. What we spend on public health services is an investment in the nations health that will bear fruit, in terms of reduced expenditure on illness, over time.This publication, the second in a series that reports on public health expenditure in Australia, provides information about public health costs. It summarises estimates of expenditure from key health departments and agencies of the Commonwealth and each State and Territory Government and shows that, in 1999-00, Australian governments spent a total of $931 million on public health activities.The report examines expenditure by governments in nine core public health activity categories, showing which activities incur the most expenditure. For the first time, it also presents estimates of expenditure by local government and non-government organisations on activities with a public health focus.. ...
This course will provide emerging public health professionals with an overview of the historical evolution of the field of public health, from Hippocrates to war and industrialization; from the sanitary movement, quarantine, and the development of public health boards; to the ethical concerns linked to the management and control of disease and promotion of health. In the second half of the semester, we will use the example of maternal and reproductive health to illustrate some of the underlying tensions in current public health research and programming. Enhancing students? understanding of the history of public health will provide essential perspectives on current public health events and concerns to both inform and strengthen approaches to improving overall health.. ...
Back to Researcher Profiles Sharla Smith, MPH, PhD, serves as an Assistant Professor in the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Smiths research focus concerns strategies for infant mortality, community health education, organizing and financing public health services, and program and partnership development. She has specific expertise in maternal and child health issues that relate to the public health systems, public health agencies, policy, and community organizations.. Her current research focuses on the association of public health delivery systems and injury related infant mortality. She has taught several public health courses including public health law, introduction to public health, introduction to health policy and politics, and epidemiology. Dr. Smith earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management and a PhD in Health Systems and Services Research from the University of Arkansas for ...
Pinterest searches for measles, vaccine safety and other vaccine-related content will only return results from public health organizations, the social media company announced Wednesday.
What is the difference between service-based and population-based applications for information systems in public health organizations? Present an example of each application and justify your.
http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/multimedia?v=552#ure2. In this video, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.. Using evidence to inform public health decisions can benefit the individuals, organizations and communities.. Watch Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters. ...
http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/multimedia?v=552#ure2. In this video, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.. Using evidence to inform public health decisions can benefit the individuals, organizations and communities.. Watch Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters. ...
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness: The peer-reviewed journal reporting on cutting-edge research, innovative practice, and news on all aspects of visual impairment. Available online, in print, and in downloadable braille and text.
International Scholarly Research Notices is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal covering a wide range of subjects in science, technology, and medicine. The journals Editorial Board as well as its Table of Contents are divided into 108 subject areas that are covered within the journals scope.
Introduction to the Public Health Approach. Glyn G. Caldwell, MD December 13, 2006. What is Public health?. Slideshow 160501 by Anita
People are social animals. People connect with each other. To connect is to acknowledge one another. It is a rite of passage. Connections are cumulative, resulting from repetitive actions such as listening to others. To be connected is to bond with say, an empathetic person. It is one way we all get to know each others interests and dislikes. Connections tame and make us accountable. Connections enable us to understand each other or realize we can agree to disagree. Connections are an opportunity to share points of view, opinions, differences and similarities. In some cases relations are consummated sexually. Connections should encourage negotiated safer sex as far as HIV is concerned. This builds in us the ability to value one another and be mindful of the consequences consensual sex. This sets the pace for safe relations. Safety is an important point as far HIV is concerned. Safety is shared responsibility and this calls for: voluntary HIV status check-ups; knowing ones HIV status; partner ...
What I am realizing at this point is that IF this outbreak would have been airborne from the start we would pretty much have a global pandemic at this point and mass chaos all over the globe. The events in Dallas over the last few weeks have shown just how little we can control what happens and how ill prepared the CDC was. The patient "zero" has managed to infect 2 nurses that were treating him. If that can happen here in America where we have the best minds and technology AND the virus is not currently spread via the air then it proves to me that we have no idea what we are doing. American hospitals have no idea what to do with Ebola and the CDC has failed miserably to this point in protecting the workers trying to save people with Ebola. It appears to me that the CDC was operating under the concept that Ebola would not be able to get here....epic fail that COULD have deadly consequences for us all. We were unprepared, its that simple. The CDC and US government has had how long to prepare for ...
Demonstrating the sectors impact across the wider determinants, health improvement and health protection, the publication provides essential information for public health stakeholders and best practice case studies of service delivery and public health collaboration in two-tier areas. District Action on Public Health is a major contribution to ensuring district councils play an important role in the new public health system and help to deliver lasting improvements to health outcomes and reductions in health inequalities.. Cllr Alan Connett, DCN Executive Lead for Health & Wellbeing said:. "This publication shows the breadth of work and range of influence districts have in the health of their communities. It is essential that looking ahead all agencies work to maximise this potential. I and the DCN hope this publication is used as a practical tool to improve the public health of our communities. The innovative work highlighted throughout our publication makes me proud to be a district councillor ...
Not all Latinos face the same health challenges, suggesting that public health approaches may need to be tailored based on needs of the diverse groups within the Latino population, new research from Oregon State University indicates.
The Department of Public Health at William Paterson University is a CEPH accredited standalone baccalaureate program committed to preparing students to understand and critically analyze public health issues, to recognize the importance of health disparities, and to understand the local, national and global dimensions of public health issues. The faculty is composed of a group of expert scholars, talented educators, accomplished researchers, published authors and national leaders in the public health field.. In the classroom, faculty merge their real-world public health experience with their expertise in a variety of fields, including health education, sexual health, health research methodology, epidemiology, stress, global health, public health nutrition and environmental health, among others. Faculty are actively engaged in public health research and community-based public health projects and often involve students directly in these projects to enhance the learning experience. Every ...
In 2011, FHS Lecturer Dr. Andrea Nicki prompted a group of highly motivated students to establish a student health ethics club to create a venue for discussing course readings. And so began the FHS Health Ethics Club.. The Club was officially formed in August of 2011 and has about 40 members. The club has been a source of intellectual inspiration for students. According to Club president, Emily Rousseau, "The club provides a great opportunity to combine my science background with my interest in ethics. Since many of our laws are guided by ethical principles, I believe that a better understanding of health policies and practices from an ethical standpoint allows for a more critical analysis of public health legislation. ". Club members aim to encourage students to think critically about the benefits and harm of certain public health initiatives, health policies, and medical practices. Additionally, the club aims to bring together members of the the SFU student body in a welcoming atmosphere free ...
UCLA-Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity To reach a vulnerable population largely unaware of the health risks, a team from the Fielding School for Public Health held small group discussions in more than 50 Los Angeles-area Korean churches. For the large Korean American-community in Los Angeles, chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus looms as a significant - and too often u...
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The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week April 3-12 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts locally and globally.. All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, all take place on UBs South Campus.. "We have a number of exciting events taking place that highlight various areas of public health and the breadth of our school," says Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the SPHHP.. National Public Health Week at UB kicks off on April 3 with the annual Saxon Graham Lecture by world-renowned cancer epidemiologist Tim Byers, a former collaborator of Grahams. He will give his talk, "Nutrition and Cancer: Personal Reflections on 40 Years of Slow Progress," at 11:30 a.m. in 144 Farber Hall. For those unable to attend, the lecture will be live streamed.. Byers is professor of epidemiology at the University of Colorado, Denver; associate director for cancer prevention and control at the ...
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CPHAs Assessment Toolkit for Bullying, Harassment and Peer Relations at School provides a standard way to measure the nature and prevalence of school peer relationship problems, standards for quality programs, and a common set of tools to assess the impact of school-based programs. From a public health perspective, it provides an overview of what works and what doesnt, foundations for best practice standards, and outlines the core school components. CPHAs toolkit includes tips for students, parents, teachers and administrators in the form of a handout and checklist that can be ...
The ONeill Institute for National and Global Health Law, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), has received a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to help develop guidelines on how states, countries, and other jurisdictions that opt to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes can create regulatory frameworks, consistent with the goals of legalization, that will work effectively to protect and promote the public health.. In addition to looking at available research and the experience of those jurisdictions that have already legalized cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, the organizations leaders say they will also draw from the public health communitys considerable experience relating to the regulation of other products, such as tobacco, alcohol and both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. The ONeill-WOLA collaboration brings the public health aspects of cannabis legalization to the forefront and seeks to generate more ...
A new edition providing a fundamental overview of public health and its key concepts. Introduction to Public Health, 2nd Edition is an Australian publication, designed for a one-semester introductory public health subject. This Australian public health textbook provides an overview of the field of public health and its key concepts. Its content has been thoroughly updated to reflect the nations current health policy and the changing health environment in Australia. Concepts addressed in Introduction to Public Health, 2nd Edition also pertain to Australia and include the history of public health, health determinants, epidemiology, planning and evaluation, evidence-based practice, Indigenous health, epidemics and health promotion. The text in this new edition is clear, straightforward and designed with public health students in mind. Learning tools like review questions, chapter summaries, reflection activities, case studies boxes, chapter learning objectives and major public health highlights feature
A celebrity-backed public health campaign might seem like a good idea, but one influential researcher has warned against them. Geof Rayner, Former Chair of the UK Public Health Association, and Honora...
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Mandatory communicable disease reporting affords public health officials with the opportunity to investigate communicable diseases and take action to protect the health of the community. Identification and reporting of communicable disease is a collaborative effort among physicians and other health care providers, veterinarians, hospitals and other health facilities, laboratories, and the local public health system. Timely reporting of the specific illness or condition, as well as any unusual manifestations of disease, will allow public health officials to determine if further action is necessary to protect public health, such as isolation or quarantine of an individual or group of individuals. Thus, communicable disease reporting and investigation is an integral part of public health emergency law.. Before action is taken, it is critical that officials have a thorough understanding of the disease in question, including issues such as mode of transmission (i.e., airborne or through contact with ...
The Privacy Rule recognizes 1) the legitimate need for public health authorities and others responsible for ensuring the publics health and safety to have access to PHI to conduct their missions; and 2) the importance of public health reporting by covered entities to identify threats to the public and individuals. Accordingly, the rule 1) permits PHI disclosures without a written patient authorization for specified public health purposes to public health authorities legally authorized to collect and receive the information for such purposes, and 2) permits disclosures that are required by state and local public health or other laws. However, because the Privacy Rule affects the traditional ways PHI is used and exchanged among covered entities (e.g., doctors, hospitals, and health insurers), it can affect public health practice and research in multiple ways. To prevent misconceptions, understanding the Privacy Rule is important for public health practice. Some illustrative examples are presented ...
The Public Health Certificate (PHC) Program consists of five required courses. The PHC Program prepares participants with a broad understanding of the core areas of public health and skills necessary for public health practice in a wide range of public and private institutions. This certificate is ideal for those students who are working on a Masters degree in another field, but have an interest in or plan to work in a public health setting, or for professionals who are working in the field but do not have a degree in public health. The PHC is offered through the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. MPH faculty teach the required PHC courses, and students take courses along with MPH students. The UNF MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH ...
Through its interactions with government, the ACCME aims to fulfill its responsibilities of transparency and accountability, inform public officials about the value of accredited CME, and support national health care quality and safety initiatives.. Federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, have included accredited CME as a strategic partner in their public health initiatives.. Contributing to Public Health Initiatives to Prevent Drug Abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. Released in April, the White House 2011 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan and the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for opioid medications include continuing health care education as a central component of these public health ...
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Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence - tackling health inequalities. Written by the same author team, this book is a comprehensive reference to evidence-based approaches in public health.
Our PhD in Public Health offers two concentrations. The concentration in Community & Behavioral Health Promotion trains students in a social ecological approach to health promotion and behavior change from a public health perspective. The concentration in Biostatistics builds on the classic public health biostatistics skill and knowledge base and takes advantage of special knowledge of its faculty in the areas of genetics, bioinformatics and big data science. ...
The Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) welcomes applications for its Study in India Program on Public Health in India.. About the Program:. With rapid economic growth and urbanization, with increase in globalization and trade and with growing inequities between nations and within nations, public health has become more of a challenge than ever before. Public health or the health of populations is the outcome of health systems, which are a composite of the organization of clinical health care services, preventive and promotive health care, and action on the social determinants of health. Health systems are complex adaptive systems whose evolution is influenced by their own path of development, the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which they evolve and the influence wielded by different stakeholders. Studying health systems across national and International contexts, helps understand how health systems have evolved in other ...
Dear Editor,. The 3 buckets of prevention described by John Auerbach,1 MBA, have the potential to dramatically improve the public health and help fulfill the triple aims related to care, health, and cost.2 However, at a time when local public health departments have lost more than 50 000 staff members since 2008,3 we must be careful not to leave dangerous holes in the Public Health Protective Net.. The Public Health Protective Net includes those individual services that are not for the benefit of the individual but are for the protection of others. The public health agency (state or local if delegated by the state) is the only entity with the legal authority to provide certain vital services.4-8 Many of the public health achievements extending the life spans of almost every human9 , 10 are the result of the Public Health Protective Net. These achievements must not be taken for granted.. The protective net most closely resembles the services in bucket 2, but they are not necessarily clinical in ...
A unique training program is preparing public health workers, physicians, hospital administrators and emergency responders to effectively respond to a bioterrorism incident. The Texas Training Initiative for Emergency Response (T-TIER) is based on 14 benchmarks for bioterrorism planning and preparedness identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program, which began in 2003, is the first of its kind in the state. The weeklong course is offered by the School of Rural Public Health, part of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, through a partnership with TEEXs National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC). "The purpose of the course is to get public health entities more integrated in the response community," said Gary Meaney, project manager with NERRTC. "Public health officials may have to take the lead in a terrorist incident, especially a biological incident such as smallpox or anthrax release. Through this training, they are ...
In March 2015, NACDD and the Lupus Foundation of America convened over 50 experts in public heath and lupus for a one and one-half day conference to develop recommendations for A National Public Health Agenda for Lupus. Strategies and recommendations were organized across the Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention to provide a comprehensive public health approach to lupus ...
National Public Health Week is April 3-9, 2017, a great time to learn about how public health protects and improves the health of the entire community so that we all benefit. Where you live, your income, education, race and access to health care mean as much as a 15-year difference in how long you will live. Change happens when we make healthy choices as a society. This means improving everything that impacts health -access to care, access to healthy foods, housing, education, income, community design, transportation and our environment. Our vision is to create the healthiest community in the nation.. Austin Public Health works to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live a long and healthy life, and strives to remove barriers that hinder those opportunities. In a recently released national survey, Travis County improved its ranking on overall health (5 out of 243 reporting Texas counties) compared to all participating counties in the state: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/. Public ...
Source: County of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Van (pronounced Vaughn) Do-Reynoso, Ph.D., as the new Public Health Director. Her first day will be Monday, August 7. Dr. Do-Reynoso will assume the duties from Interim Public Health Director Carrie Topliffe, who was named Interim Director following the departure of Dr. Takashi Wada in December 2016. Topliffe will return to her previous role as the Director of County Child Support Services.. Dr. Do-Reynoso has managed county behavioral health and human services programs since 2004 and has been a leader in public health in Madera County since 2008. For the past seven years she has served as Madera Countys Public Health Director following two years as its Assistant Public Health Director. During her tenure as Director, she also served as the Interim Director of Madera Countys Behavioral Health Department for one year. Do-Reynoso is deeply committed to public health, public service and ...
There is a tremendous need for more public health practitioners. We are excited about the innovative approach that Cornells MPH is taking and eager to see how graduates of the program will shape the future of public health," he said.. The two-year degree, with accelerated and part-time options for some, will have two initial concentration areas - infectious disease epidemiology and food systems for health. Other focus areas are expected in the future.. The infectious disease epidemiology concentration will train students to tackle emerging viral, bacterial and parasitic outbreaks of human, animal and insect-borne diseases. Graduates will be prepared to measure and track disease spread, map and deliver public health communications, and lead coordinated routine and emergency responses to public health needs.. The food systems for health concentration will prepare students to take a systems-based perspective to assess and coordinate policy, programs and interventions that ensure safe and ...
... Signature Experiences gives public health majors the opportunity to integrate, synthesize and apply their public health knowledge through cumulative and experiential activities. This course integrates public health service into the learning process. Students apply their public health knowledge and skills to volunteer positions that address community needs related to public health. This is done through direct service with local community groups or Non-Governmental Organizations, or completion of a project with a public health community partner, such as a business plan, fundraising event or social media campaign. These service learning activities may be done individually, or in special cases, with a class group working toward a particular service learning opportunity. Service learning sites, supervisors or coordinators, and planned service activities must be approved in advance of the course start date - pre-approval deadlines are set by the School each semester. The experience ...
The Public Health Program at Morgan State University offers two degrees -Master of Public Health (MPH), and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). These two degrees are responsive to the reality that health is more than the absence of disease and that the social determinants of health (where we live, work, and play) have great influence on population health outcomes, in addition to individual lifestyle choices. The programmatic emphases are health equity, social justice, and community-centered engagement. Please visit the Public Health Program page for details on each of the two degree offerings and how to apply for admission.
This full-time course merges the study of epidemiology, biostatistics and health research methods with public health skills.. It will suit those with both medical and non-medical backgrounds who are interested in developing their research skills and public health career.. Course lecturers are leaders in academic fields of statistics, epidemiology (chronic diseases and infectious diseases) and health services research. Guest speakers include public health professionals with experience in developing, managing and implementing interventions in public health.. You will have a unique opportunity to study three modules from the MSc in International Health Management at Imperial College Business School: Health Economics; Health Policy, Systems and Financing; and Contemporary Topics in Health Policy.. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training offers some opportunities to students on the MPH Course to visit different multilateral agencies and international organisations in ...
PUH 201. The Origins of Public Health: How Public Health Defines Population and Nations. This course explores the richness of public health through its disciplines and its stories to demonstrate how the understanding of the origins of epidemics determines the progress of civilization. (3 Credit Hours). PUH 202. Introduction to Global Health. This course is designed to introduce students to the topic of global health and impart a basic understanding of its interdisciplinary nature, successes to date, and current challenges in the field. The first part of the course provides a basic framework for understanding global public health issues and improvement of health at a population level by exposing students to basic public health concepts of disease burden, standard indices for measuring population-based health, and highlighting global epidemiologic trends. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals will be a focus of discussion. The second section of the course will discuss vulnerable ...
Public health genomics is the use of genomics information to benefit public health. This is visualized as more effective personalized preventive care and disease treatments with better specificity, targeted to the genetic makeup of each patient. According to the CDC, Public Health genomics is an emerging field of study that assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet and the environment on the populations health. This field of public health genomics is less than a decade old. A number of think tanks, universities, and governments (including the U.S., UK, and Australia) have started public health genomics projects. Research on the human genome is generating new knowledge that is changing public health programs and policies. Advances in genomic sciences are increasingly being used to improve health, prevent disease, educate and train the public health workforce, other healthcare providers, and citizens. Public policy has protected people against genetic discrimination, ...
Traditionally, economists have attributed the mortality transition to rising incomes, better nutrition, and the onset of modern economic growth. More recent reviews of the literature emphasize the role of public health efforts, especially those aimed at purifying the water supply. For instance, David Cutler, Angus Deaton, and Adriana Lleras‐​Muney argue that public health efforts drove the dramatic reductions in food‐ and water‐​borne diseases at the turn of the 20th century. Similarly, Dora Costa argues that clean‐​water technologies such as filtration and chlorination were "the biggest contributor[s] to the decline in infant mortality," but acknowledges that the effects of other public health interventions "remain understudied.". Using data on 25 major American cities for the years 1900-1940, we revisit the causes of the urban mortality decline at the turn of the 20th century. Specifically, we conduct a statistical "horse race" that attempts to distinguish the effects of ...
E-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on conservative estimates of the likely uptake of vaping and smoking by adolescents and young adults.
HEA 300 Health in Public Education (2).. Prerequisite: HEA 100 or equivalent is recommended.. Health education required course for the professional multiple or single-subject, clear credential teaching applicants. Covers all topics designated in the Health Framework for California, including personal health, family health, nutrition, the physiological and sociological effects of substance abuse, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and child abuse.. HEA 312 Introduction to Public Health (3).. Prerequisite: HEA 201.. Nature, transmission, and control of disease from a public health perspective: Historical background, current problems, trends in prevention and control, and applications to health care planning. Students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by successfully completing oral and written assignments.. HEA 313 Introduction to Biostatistics (3).. Prerequisite: HEA 201 and MAT 131.. Introduction to the basic concepts of biostatistics and their applications and interpretation. ...
Review Graduate Program details of International Public Health Online from UNSW Australia. |div|The Master of International Public Health (MIPH) is recognised as a sought after qualification in international health. Many graduates of MIPH or similar programs...
In the past century there has been awareness of the importance of a global public health perspective in understanding the etiology, course and treatment of mental disorders. However, just recently there has been a focus on population science and with it an evidence-based call to improving public mental health in communities.
International Public Health Policy and Ethics by Boylan, Michael available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Public Health Policy and Ethics brings together philosophers and practitioners to address the...
In her first big set-piece speech on public health, since being appointed to the role of shadow public health minister, Diane Abbott MP will redefine the Labour Partys position on public health and childrens health. Now that figures reveal 19% of year-six pupils are obese, the Shadow Public Health Minister will call for a revolution in approaches to public health and childrens health, calling time on what she refers to as the chips and Playstation 3 culture. Ms Abbott will use the speech to: outline her distinct philosophy to public health; make clear her intention to vastly raise the political profile of childrens health issues; and critique the thinking behind the governments approaches on nudging and responsibility deals.
With the accelerating discovery of human genes, public health professionals are increasingly confronted with a large body of scientific information that will guide public health action. Because the broad mission of public health is to fulfill societys interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy, the integration of new genetic information in public health research, policy, and program development is unavoidable. Public health leadership is urgently needed to aid in the use of genetic information to improve health and prevent disease, and to address ethical, legal, and social issues resulting from inappropriate use of such information. In the not too-distant future, disease prevention and health promotion programs will routinely consider whether or not to use genetic information to help target behavioral, medical, or environmental intervention activities in order to maximize benefit and minimize costs and harm to individuals. In anticipation of the expected growth at the interface of
Public health professionals also confront complex global health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury. In the past century, public health initiatives have been responsible for increasing life expectancy by almost 30 years in the United States. The broader development and application of population-based prevention programs will continue improving health over the next decades. ...
Introduction. The public health discourse entails an extended dialoguei on the health of the population and communities. However, in recent times, the dominant discourse in the field has been shaped by vested interests who have been powerful and have controlled the resources and institutions. The views of the common masses are hardly heard in the designing, planning and the implementation of public health programmes. Despite the political activism by many individuals and the advocacy groups like Peoples Health Movement (PHM)ii or Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA - the Indian circle of the Peoples Health Movement), peoples concerns are hardly heard by the state, policy makers and even by the mainstream media. This clearly shows that the public in public health discourse has yet not been recognised by the public health practitioners and policymakers as an important tool or methodology for the success of public health programmes.1 The Institute of Medicine (1988) in their report the Future of Public ...
LONDON - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the n...
This project will develop understanding of how routine health information on key health system measures can inform the ongoing and long-term response to the current Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to develop tools that enable the use of this data in future public health crises. The project methods will use existing data to assess the state of health system responses to outbreaks like Ebola before, during, and after the outbreak in affected and non-affected areas. The second phase will primarily use qualitative methods to explore how the routine health information system was used by stakeholders, including frontline health workers, during the outbreak. The research findings will inform both the ongoing response, including long-term recovery operations, and generate generalized lessons that will be valuable for future epidemics or other public health emergencies in the DRC and in other low and middle-income countries.. The project team consists of a partnership of a ...
The book Parasitic Zoonoses emphasizes a veterinary and public health perspective of zoonotic parasites. This book is suitable for higher undergraduate and graduate students of zoonoses and public health, veterinary parasitology, parasite epidemiology; public health workers; public healt.... Full description. ...
Cieza A, Fayed N, Bickenbach J, Prodinger B. Refinements of the ICF Linking Rules to strengthen their potential for establishing comparability of health information. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019; 41(5):574-583.. Ehegartner V, Kirschneck M, Frisch D, Schuh A, Kus S. Arbeitsfähigkeit von Pflegekräften in Deutschland - welchen Präventionsbedarf hat das Pflegepersonal: Ergebnisse einer Expertenbefragung. Das Gesundheitswesen 2019; DOI: 10.1055/a-0905-3007.. Eisele A, Dereskewitz C, Oberhauser C, Kus S, Coenen M. Validierung der ICD-11 Betaversion im Bereich Handchirurgie [Validation of the ICD-11 beta draft in hand surgery]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2019 Jan 31; doi: 10.1055/a-0654-5305.. Immich G, Schuh A. Forest bathing combined with traditional Kneipp therapy as a new public health approach in Germany. Abstract book World Conference on Forest for Public Health, May 8-11th, 2019; p.58.. Mason C, Sabariego C, Thắng ĐM, Weber J. Can propensity score matching be applied to ...
This unit will investigate cities and urban developments as settings for health. It will provide students with an understanding of the key health issues for urban dwellers at the global and local levels, existing approaches to addressing these, along with new and emerging approaches. Topics to be addressed include: the history of urban public health, ecological public health perspectives, urban health inequities, the WHO Healthy Cities program, UN Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Places, new approaches and challengers for developing health urban environments. The unit will take an interdisciplinary learning approach embracing the contributions that both public health and urban planning make to improving the lives of urban dwellers.. ...
Department of Public Health Sciences faculty and staff (David Rich, Philip Hopke, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ann Dozier, Mauro Masiol, Stefania Squizzato, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison), in collaboration with others from URMC (Sally Thurston, Daniel Croft, Mark Utell, Frederick Ling, Scott Cameron, David Chalupa) and the University at Albany, State University of New York (Shao Lin, Wangjian Zhang) are conducting several studies examining the health effects of ambient air pollution in New York State. Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, they are examining whether the concentrations and composition of air pollutants emitted from electricity generation and fuel combustion, and changes in them following implementation of air quality policies and economic changes due to a recession, have had measurable health impacts on New York State residents and measurable impacts on ambient air pollution concentrations across the state. From these studies, several URMC faculty and ...
98650 avhandlingar från svenska högskolor och universitet. Avhandling: Antibiotic resistance gone wild A One Health perspective on carriage, selection and transmission of Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporinase- and Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.
Immediate diagnosis of acute HIV infection (AHI) is important from both patient as well as public health perspective. First, patients benefit from immediate start of antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the early phase of infection. Second, AHI is an important cause of onward transmission given high viral load and unawareness of infection. The recent development of point-of-care HIV-RNA tests has made prompt diagnosis of AHI at time of care seeking possible. We implemented an on-going rapid AHI diagnostic and referral trajectory at the Amsterdam Public Health Service in 2015, including the use of a point-of-care HIV-RNA test. We present the first experiences with this new AHI trajectory.. Men who have sex with men (MSM) were assessed for eligibility after being referred by a media campaign through a dedicated website (hebikhiv.nl, with a self-referral screening tool), by their general practitioner (GP), or during routine STI screening at the Public Health Service. Eligibility was based on a score ...
This guide is meant to serve as a critical resource for research areas that should be addressed during the next decade by CDC and its partners in response to current and future public health needs and events.
The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for future careers in a wide array of exciting career fields within public health. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health is designed to educate undergraduates interested in public health and/or health profession training in the broad basic concepts in public health education, practice, and research. The primary focus of public health education is to improve health and quality of life through the population-based prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions, through surveillance of cases and the promotion of health behaviors.. ...
l to r) Kelsey Anderson, Iman Saeed, Mingyan Shan, Reuben William Horace, Jr., Anita Yun, and Rachel DenlingerSayles Hall was filled with 80 public health posters on Thursday, April 13th - the most presentations during Public Health Research Day ever! The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, the Dean of the School of Public Health, presented awards for the best posters.. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTERS:. ...
Editorial note: This piece was co-written by Atif Kukaswadia, PhD, and Ary Maharaj, M.Ed. Atif is a writer for the Public Health Perspectives blog on the PLOS network, and Ary is a writer for ...
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This study assess whether state reporting laws for novel H1N1 influenza and emerging infections impact the ability of public health to collect data elements on individual cases; whether state reporting laws for novel H1N1 influenza and emerging infections impact the ability of public health to develop recommendations for disease prevention, control, and treatment, and the effect of "home rule" in a states infectious disease reporting structure on the states ability to develop such recommendations. ...
MHAIs successes have been possible because of what makes us unique as an organization. Here are some of the keys to our success.. Advocacy Leadership: MHAI is a strong voice on the state and local levels for policies that expand opportunities for people with mental illness and addiction disorders. We are well positioned to regularly influence legislation and policy discussions that impact mental healthcare and addiction services.. Broad-Based Perspective: MHAI represents a diverse network of mental health consumers, advocates, individuals in recovery, family members, providers and other stakeholders who embrace our public health perspective. Under this umbrella, we bring multiple communities together to promote the importance of mental health and addiction in all aspects of health and in all stages of life, from birth through old age.. Coalitions and Partnerships: Building and leading coalitions is a hallmark of MHAI ...
In a globalising world, public health is inherently international. Health problems do not stop at international borders, as is shown by the rapid spread of diseases such as SARS. Moreover, public health problems in far-away countries (such as the failure to control transmission of polio virus in some African and Asian countries) has immediate repercussions on public health in Germany (we need to continue immunisation against polio although there have not been any cases in Germany in the past years). Our projects focus on surveillance and prevention of communicable and non-communicable disease, mainly in Mediterranean countries. We support the reconstruction of public health institutions in the countries of the Balkan within the framework of the EU Stability Pact for the region ...
Public health researchers are increasingly concerned with achieving upstream change to achieve reductions in the global burden of disease and health inequalities. Consequently, understanding policy and how to change it has become a central goal of public health. Yet conceptualisation of what constitutes policy and where it can be found is very limited within this field. Our glossary demonstrates that policy is many headed. It is located in a vast array of documents, discussions dialogues and actions which can be captured variously by formal and informal forms of documentation and observation. Effectively understanding policy and its relevance for public health requires an awareness of the full range of places and contexts in which policy work happens and policy documents are produced. ...
Event Community Wildfire Recovery: Environmental and Public Health Perspectives. In the last five years, wildfires have devastated cities and caused loss of ...
The Journal of Public Health Medicine focuses on current theory and practice within the whole spectrum of public health medicine. The journal promotes high standards of public health practice by publishing readable papers of high scientific quality. Selected articles provide in depth studies of the causes of disease and, in the light of this, how to prevent ill-health and promote good health. Disease trends are also monitored, as are outbreaks of environmental hazards. The journal also covers planning, provision and evaluation of health services.. ...
Acknowledging that science, by its nature, relies on continuous inquiry, with scientists regularly seeking more precise and fuller understanding of their disciplines;1,2 and Acknowledging that within science, absolute proof and perfect information are rare;3-5 and. Recognizing that special interests have exploited the nature of science, specifically scientific uncertainty, to delay protective legal and/or regulatory action;6-14 and Acknowledging that some public health decisions must be made in the absence of perfect scientific information;15-20 and. Recognizing that special interests, under the guise of a call for "sound science" have sponsored and promoted changes in public policy that have weakened and continue to threaten public health protections;7-25 and. Recognizing that special interests have challenged highly regarded public health research and researchers,26-29 and inappropriately characterized established scientific methods as "junk science;"30,31 and. Recognizing that the Executive ...
Editorial note: This piece was co-written by Atif Kukaswadia, PhD, and Ary Maharaj, M.Ed. Atif is a writer for the Public Health Perspectives blog on the PLOS network, and Ary is a writer for ...
By Anonymous Free state fact sheets available online WITH presidential and congressional elections just around the corner, APHA is calling on members and Affiliates to keep critical public health issues at the forefront of discussions. And like previous years, APHAs Public Health Action - or PHACT - campaign is providing the advocacy tools to do just that. As members of Congress return to their home districts during the August congressional recess, APHA is urging every one of its members to advocate on behalf of public health. Whether in person, by phone, by letter or e-mail, hearing from local constituents can have a major impact on the success of public health legislative priorities, said Don Hoppert, APHAs director of government affairs. "Because public healths breadth is so wide and our workers are so diverse, a united voice calling for public health support could reap enormous rewards," Hoppert said. "Despite its presence on Capitol Hill, APHA could never have the same advocacy effect as ...
The Mailman School of Public Health has launched a bi-monthly online newsletter, Public Health at the Frontline, which features information on new grants, research findings, innovations in the classroom and in the field, student achievements and special events. The newsletter is distributed to alumni, students, faculty, staff, community partners and colleagues at other schools of public health and in the healthcare industry. The first issue, which went live on December 9, covered issues related to Hurricane Katrina, pandemic flu and the results of a surprising study that found healthcare workers in New York may be unable or unwilling to report to work during certain types of catastrophic events. A special feature in the first issue is On the Frontline, a section highlighting the Mailmans involvement in current news events that have public health implications.. Mailmans newsletter aims to address todays critical health challenges by connecting research and science with education and service ...
The Connecticut PBRN is refining and expanding a methodology developed by the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health (CADH) to construct a health equity index that measures social and economic determinants of health at the neighborhood level, and to investigate the use of this index by local public health officials to mobilize multi-sector disparity reduction activities. Specifically, the project refines the measurement and reporting elements of the health equity index in order to reflect changes over time in health determinants and to allow for subgroup analyses based on racial and demographic characteristics. Additionally, the project tracks usage of the index by local public health officials and analyzes factors that facilitate and inhibit use.. ...
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Public health has a long tradition of promoting healthy practices and working to prevent illness among the general population. While public health professionals, along with healthcare providers, continue to keep populations safe through conventional methods, new and complex challenges to their missions are emerging. A collaborative, comprehensive effort among all stakeholders, with accurate analysis and modeling of research, planning, studies, exercises, focus groups, policies, and networks, is essential to limit morbidity and mortality.. Cadmus is proud to help clients across all levels of government and the private sector evaluate health programs, develop strategies for action, conduct outreach, and ultimately improve health outcomes. Our multidisciplinary expertise in environmental sciences, data analytics, security, health, and communications uniquely positions us to help build the most effective public health programs and policies.. Discover how we can help you advance your mission.. ...
Dr. Caine has served since 1996 as John Romano Professor and Chair, URMC Department of Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS) since its founding in 1998. He has deep experience in the evaluation, management, and aftercare of acutely suicidal individuals, dating to the 1970s. In the past he worked as a year-round inpatient hospitalist for nearly a decade and as an outpatient psychiatrist for more than two decades. He participated in ,100 psychological autopsies as part of a team that worked with the Office of the Medical Examiner, Monroe County, NY. Dr. Caine has had continuous NIH funding since 1983. For nearly two decades, he has focused on public health approaches to suicide prevention, and has led these efforts through CSPS. He was PI of a NIH-supported collaborative consensus process on public health approaches to prevention, funded from 2001-05 by a coalition of NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, NINR, NICHD, SAMSHA, and CDC, and a NIMH Research Education ...
Public health is charged with assessing current and emerging health threats and issues, developing effective population-based policies and interventions to address these problems, and monitoring delivery and outcomes of public health actions (IOM, 2010 & 2008). Many public health problems, such as the obesity epidemic, HIV/STI transmission, and environmental hazards are called "wicked" due to their complexity and multi-layered causal factors at individual, group, and social levels (Kreuter, 2004). Such problems must be tackled with a mix of interventions that can include changes in health care delivery systems, community and neighborhood planning, social and educational institutions, and social and individual behavior change programs (Dahlgreen and Whitehead, 1991; Dean and Fenton, 2010). Other public health actions require rapid response and public engagement using the best data possible as it emerges in real-time, such as emerging infectious diseases, outbreaks, and emergency operations to ...
Coexistent diabetes and hypertension affect an estimated 2.5 million persons in the United States. Hypertension occurs approximately twice as frequently in persons with diabetes as without and contributes to most of the chronic complications of diabetes, including coronary artery disease, stroke, lower extremity amputations, renal failure and, perhaps, to diabetic retinopathy and blindness. The proportions of complications in the diabetic population attributable to hypertension range from 35 to 75 percent. Hypertension in the diabetic population increases with age and is particularly associated with obesity and nephropathy. Limited data suggest the control of hypertension in the diabetic population may be better than in the general population, perhaps due to greater contact that persons with diabetes have with the health care system. Yet, in approximately half, hypertension is not controlled. Control strategies for hypertension in the diabetic population must take into account the higher ...
Abstract The limited availability of Hispanic health data has hampered the development of targeted public health policies. Hispanics represent 11.5 percent of the population and are projected to become the largest minority group in the United States by the year 2010. This paper explores current issues in Hispanic health data collection, examines methodological concerns, and presents recommendations for future Hispanic public health data collection. Data are derived from statistical reports of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Center for Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other empirical studies. Recommendations include: collecting both race and ethnic-specific data by Hispanic subgroup, designing appropriate data collection instruments and approaches, and selecting referent groups for comparison purposes. The authors conclude that the renewed national focus on health disparities among underserved populations requires an increased commitment to adequately identify Hispanic ...
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We publish original scientific studies, comments on currents health initiatives, project and work reports, personal experiences, reviews of current health initiatives, educational articles and paper commenting on clinical, social, political, economical and all other factors affecting health. We are particularly interested in receiving articles and comments reflecting the point of view and experience of professionals working in Africa related to the impact of currents public health initiatives on their daily routine. The Journal is available online here: www.panafrican-med-journal.com/. ...
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The midterm elections may be behind us, but how will our nations political dynamics impact the public health agenda? On this episode, we examine opportunities for bipartisanship and forecast what the public health landscape may look like in the next Congress. Emily Holubowich joins us from the Coalition for Health Funding to point out key issues to watch as the federal budget process unfolds. Former Alaska health commissioner Jay Butler also explains why its important for health officials to build relationships with their Congressional delegations and remain agile as we prepare for both new and ongoing public health challenges.Read More ». ...
Deepen your knowledge of public health research, policy, and practice to prepare for a career as a public health leader. In the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program, you master core public health competencies in preparation for leadership roles in public health practice in a variety of settings.
Dr. Yarbroughs research has focused on evaluating methods for isolation and identification of urinary pathogens, including multi-drug resistant organisms. She is interested in the continued improvement of diagnostic methods for urinary tract infections (UTI) and other important infections, with an emphasis on identification of resistance mechanisms. Her additional studies aim to characterize the urinary microbiome to explore links between characteristic microbial communities and the presence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and UTI. Together, these studies will provide opportunities for improvement of both diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship of genitourinary diseases that have a major impact on public health.. ...
This blog is solely educational, not a substitute for personal health or medical advice. Readers should consult their personal health provider for information concerning any health or medical condition. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that information presented is accurate. As research and development in this field is ongoing, it is possible that new findings may supersede some data presented. ...
My definition of public health isnt much different from mainstream definitions. But to me, public health is a critically important expression of democracy, and the antithesis of a "corporate" concern. Public health approaches promote good health for everyone, not just those who can afford it or are educated enough to make appropriate choices.. A standard definition such as the one given in Wikipedia, says that public health is about promoting health and preventing disease through societal choices and efforts. Public health deals with health at the population level, rather than at the level of individual personal responsibility, and it emphasizes prevention rather than treatment.. In my experience teaching public health nutrition, the concept of public health is sometimes hard for people to grasp, especially since populations are made up of individuals. I like to explain it this way: public health makes it easier for individuals to make healthful food choices for themselves and their families. ...
Background LCHF (Low Carbohydrate, High Fat) is a low-carbohydrate diet that have had a major impact in Sweden. The swedish National Food Administration are concerned regarding how this development will affect the public health, especially due to the rising cholesterol levels seen during the same period. The spokesmen of this diet are questioning the current recommendations meaning they are to blame for us being fat and ill. Despite this debate theres a lack of data regarding the make up of this diet.. Objective The objective of the preset study was to chart the LCHF-diet regarding foodstuff choice and nutrient intake and discuss it from a public health perspective.. Method 14 individuals who concidered eating a LCHF-diet were recruited to perform a scaled food record during three days. To estimate whether the participant where at risk consuming to little of a specifik nutrient the reported intake was compared with the estimated average requirement (EAR).. Results Eight participants where ...
Edited by Dr. Miguel Ángel Royo-Bordonada. This thematic series on public health ethics follows a previous Public Health Reviews issue on the topic of public health ethics training in the European region, to emphasize the neglect and the importance of the topic for public health education in Europe. The current issue evolved from a Working Group of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) which was mandated to develop public health ethics curriculum materials for European schools of public health, as well as for practitioners and policy makers. Training of public health professionals in this field is essential to ensure confidence, credibility and public trust, when addressing the wide range of ethical conflicts that arise frequently in public health policy and practice.. Publication charges for this collection were funded by ASPHER. Articles have undergone the journals standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor, who declares no competing ...
PREVENTION OF DENTAL CARIES THROUGH THE EFFECTIVE USE OF FLUORIDE - THE PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH. Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that dental caries is a severe public health problem across the world. The current global and regional patterns of dental caries reflect distinct risk profiles of countries which relate to the structure of the society, living conditions, lifestyles, and the existence of preventive oral health programmes. Research conducted in high income countries documents that systematic use of fluoride reduces the burden of dental caries; such research is scarce in low and middle income countries.. Objectives: This article reviews the evidence on effective use of fluoride, highlights the public health approach to fluoridation, and clarifies how automatic fluoridation contributes to breaking social inequities in dental caries.. Data collection: Scientific publications on fluoride administration stored in PubMed/Medline and caries data from the WHO ...
LIFEPATH. Tennessees Public Health Training Center. The Tennessee Long-Distance Internet Facilitated Educational Program for Applied Training in Health (Tennessee LIFEPATH) is a workforce development partnership aimed at public health employees in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee LIFEPATHs mission is to provide a home for the collaborative partnership between Tennessees academic public health training providers and the Tennessees public health workforce, and to provide comprehensive, competency-based training for that workforce. LIFEPATHs vision is to be a vital collaboration that will provide multiple entry points for public health workers to obtain public health education and training designed to improve their skills, experiences, and competencies. LIFEPATH provides a wide range of academic and non-academic programs to assure that Tennessees public health workforce has the knowledge, skills, and training to meet Tennessees present and forthcoming health challenges. Tennessee LIFEPATH ...
Public Health Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Head Lice Infestation in Schools and Child Care Settings A Guide for School and Child Care Setting Administrators For further information call or visit us on the World Wide Web Acute Disease Service Oklahoma State Department of Health Phone (405) 271-4060 http://ads.health.ok.gov FOREWARD The Head Lice Control Manual is intended to: 1) provide basic information about head lice infestation, treatment, and prevention, 2) communicate the recommendations of the Oklahoma State Department of Health regarding head lice control, and 3) provide a foundation for school and child care setting head lice policies. This manual has been prepared by a joint working group consisting of: epidemiologists of the Communicable Disease Division, nurses and nurse practitioners of the Nursing Service and the Local Health Service, nurses of the School Health Program of the Maternal and Child Health Service, all of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. ...
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The mission of the Mental Health Association is to promote an environment of empowerment and acceptance for all people dealing with mental health issues through advocacy, education, and comprehensive support services. We foster opportunities for growth, recovery, inclusion, and, most importantly HOPE. We envision a community in which all members with mental health issues are accepted, not stigmatized, and have an opportunity to reach their full potential.. Founded in 1965, the Mental Health Association of Washington County is a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting people with mental illness. For over 45 years, the Mental Health Association has played a leading role in advocacy, providing services, and educating the community.. The Mental Health Association has been a catalyst for change in improving the availability and diversity of Mental Health services. The Mental Health Association developed and operated the first social and vocational rehabilitation services in the county. Besides the ...
Background There is increasing emphasis on pharmacists assuming responsibility for public health promotion and delivery with formal expansion of public health activities in their practice. A number of pharmacy school accreditation bodies now incorporate public health competencies within expected professional training outcomes. The objective of this study was to characterize pharmacy student perceptions towards pharmacist public health services roles and responsibilities. Methods All undergraduate students at the College of Pharmacy at Qatar University were surveyed 1 week following a student-led breast cancer awareness event. A questionnaire was devised from a literature review and comprised of 10 questions assessing pharmacy student motivations, perceptions and anticipated comfort with various pharmacist-conducted public health activities. Results Ninety-four per cent of students responded, most having participated in the breast cancer awareness event. They generally felt pharmacist ...
Adgate JL, Goldstein BD, McKenzie LM. 2014. Potential public health hazards, exposures and health effects from unconventional natural gas development. Environ Sci Technol 48(15):8307-8320.. Bell IR, Baldwin CM, Schwartz GE. 1998. Illness from low levels of environmental chemicals: relevance to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Am J Med 105(3A):74S-82S.. Bhattacharyya N. 2009. Contemporary assessment of the disease burden of sinusitis. Am J Rhinol Allergy 23(4):392-395.. Burch RC, Loder S, Loder E, Smitherman TA. 2015. The prevalence and burden of migraine and severe headache in the United States: updated statistics from government health surveillance studies. Headache 55(1):21-34.. Casey JA, Curriero FC, Cosgrove SE, Nachman KE, Schwartz BS. 2013. High-density livestock operations, crop field application of manure, and risk of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Pennsylvania. JAMA Intern Med 173(21):1980-1990.. Casey JA, Savitz DA, Rasmussen SG, ...
In 2013, the University of Washington School of Public Health, Just Health Action, and DRCC/TAG partnered together to examine possible unintended health benefits and consequences of EPAs proposed cleanup plan, such as opportunities for local employment in cleanup related jobs or changes in diet and cultural practices resulting from contaminated fish. This Health Impact Assessment was funded by the Health Impact Project, a partnership of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust. The HIA made recommendations for strategies to maximize benefits, minimize health impacts, and reduce inequities.. Today, we are seeing implementation action on some these recommendations:. ...
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  • Public health dentistry , dental specialty concerned primarily with prevention of dental decay and of periodontal disease (disease of the tissues surrounding the teeth ). (britannica.com)
  • When you step up to the podium and highlight the criticalUpcoming Events 23 role of oral health, there is a fresh and revitalized visibility and importance givenEditor CAPT Stephen P. Torna to oral health and to dentistry's role in overall health promotion and diseaseEditor CAPT Suzanne Saville prevention. (slideshare.net)
  • We have had the good fortune toThe USPHS Dental Newsletter is published 3-4 be part of your public health priority areas: prevention, preparedness, healthtimes annually, and is distributed electronically literacy and health disparities. (slideshare.net)
  • However, ourSpecial Articles 17 efforts are amplified a thousand times over by the personal involvement and commitment of the Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service to theAssociate Recruiting Program 19 nation's oral health. (slideshare.net)
  • This document is stimulating a formal formation of a public-The next issue of the newsletter will be private partnership under the leadership of the Office of the Surgeon General.published in September 2005. (slideshare.net)
  • Thus, the fluoridation of municipal water supplies in the mid-1940s resulted from research studies conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service. (britannica.com)
  • Public health dentistry is practiced generally through governmentally sponsored programs, which are for the most part directed toward public-school children in the belief that their education in oral hygiene is the best way to reach the general public. (britannica.com)
  • Use was also made of televised dental health education programs, which parents were encouraged to observe. (britannica.com)
  • This FAA-CDC guidance includes recommendations for air crews to self-monitor under the supervision of their employer's occupational health program and to remain in their hotel rooms to the extent possible and practice social distancing while on overnight layovers. (cdc.gov)
  • Modern public health practice requires multidisciplinary teams of public health workers and professionals. (wikipedia.org)
  • By facilitating the review and revision of public health nursing's scope and standards of practice, ANA ensures that nursing responsibilities evolve at the same pace as the demands of public health. (nursingworld.org)
  • ANA supports the work of the Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations (QCC), which strives to improve the health of communities through excellence in nursing education, practice, leadership, and research. (nursingworld.org)
  • 2013). The definition and practice of public health nursing: a statement of the public health nursing section. (nursingworld.org)
  • Disease surveillance is the foundation of public health practice providing essential data to inform decision making and respond to health threats. (cdc.gov)
  • Public health as an organized practice views disease and premature death from the standpoint of the community and its capacity for self-examination, reorganization, and modification. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Bioethics has been interested mainly in the intersection of the worlds of public health and the individual and his or her autonomy, and far less in public health as a method, seeing this as falling outside its sphere into the world of practice, and into the realm of contingency, experience, and practical action (Dewey). (encyclopedia.com)
  • This is not to say that public health as an organized practice needs no further philosophical elaboration or justification, or that it can ignore questions about the limits of health policy in restricting liberty or the coherence of public health's use of the idea of the common good. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the practice of health through an understanding of historical and ethical issues, theories of health behavior and learning, and certification responsibilities. (apsu.edu)
  • In this paper, we respond to AIDS denialist arguments that HIV does not cause AIDS, that antiretroviral drugs are not useful, and that there is no evidence of large-scale deaths from AIDS, and discuss the key implications of the relationship between AIDS denialism and public health practice. (springer.com)
  • Last we emphasize that when denialism influences public health practice as in South Africa, the consequences are disastrous. (springer.com)
  • We argue for accountability for the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, the need to reform public health practice to include standards and accountability, and the particular need for honesty and peer review in situations that impact public health policy. (springer.com)
  • Georges S. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will be a participant in a key symposium panel: "New Thinking and Action in Public Health Practice, Workforce Development, and Retention. (rwjf.org)
  • CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, thorugh collaboration with organzational and community partners. (idealist.org)
  • As a result, graduates will be prepared to apply scientific and practical methods in his/her profession in order to continuously advance professional practice and effectiveness, to take responsibility for improving public health and to promote it by application-oriented research projects. (meduniwien.ac.at)
  • Air pollution, an important source of environmental stress, affects health outcomes directly, for example as a risk factor for respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, or indirectly, such as through the impacts on climate change and higher probability of extreme weather events. (oecd.org)
  • We want to understand what factors contribute to health, what factors contribute to injury or disease, prevent poor health outcomes, and promote healthy populations. (ou.edu)
  • Large local health departments could better inform planning and investments by using geographic information systems to align community needs and health outcomes with public health programs. (rand.org)
  • Collecting and using data, technology and innovation to eliminate poor health outcomes that impact our most vulnerable populations. (ca.gov)
  • Dr. Casey Mace recently co-authored a report entitled, "Increased physical activity is associated with positive physical and mental health outcomes. (cwu.edu)
  • We work into the Public Health Outcomes Framework which sets local health indicators - objectives that we should be looking to achieve to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce health inequalities. (nottinghamcity.gov.uk)
  • The failure, however, is that far too often we deploy this multi-sectorial approach only in response to public health failures rather than using their full potential to improve health outcomes and prevent public health emergencies like we see today in Flint. (forbes.com)
  • RCW 43.70.512: Public health-Required measurable outcomes. (wa.gov)
  • Public health-Required measurable outcomes. (wa.gov)
  • A transparent process that shows the impact of increased public health spending on performance measures related to the health outcomes in subsection (2) of this section is of great value to the state and its residents. (wa.gov)
  • OHII also supports the work of the Department of Public Health and its partners in reducing preventable diseases and health disparities. (phila.gov)
  • Students will be introduced to the major concepts, problems and programming associated with U.S. health disparities related to gender, race and ethnicity, place, age and socioeconomic position. (apsu.edu)
  • It studies disparities in health by race, ethnicity, gender, age and place of residence and conducts research to discover the preventable causes of these disparities. (bc.edu)
  • As a component of Kentucky's land grant institution, the Mission of the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky is to apply comprehensive health approaches to understand better and to help reduce the burdens and disparities of health problems on individuals, families and communities. (uky.edu)
  • If they develop fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, crew members should self-isolate and be excluded from work on commercial flights until cleared to work by their employer's occupational health program following CDC's criteria for Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings . (cdc.gov)
  • Antimicrobial resistance is rapidly becoming a top health problem that could pose a significant challenge to the functioning of healthcare systems and their budget in OECD and G20 countries. (oecd.org)
  • They also cover ways to protect healthcare workers and the public from the virus. (qub.ac.uk)
  • For too long, the health of our communities has been viewed as the sole responsibility of those who have made healthcare our life's work. (forbes.com)
  • Public and community health is one facet of the healthcare field, which is the largest industry in the country. (murraystate.edu)
  • For example, 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition, compared with 55% of other e-patients. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Also Saturday, the Mexican government gave itself extraordinary powers to quarantine and forcibly treat infected people and to search homes and intercept suspected flu sufferers on public transport. (latimes.com)
  • Unfortunately, for example, take tobacco: It took 50, 60 years of research before policy catches up with what the science is showing- Laura Anderko, professor at Georgetown University and director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment commenting on public health practices in response to proposal to ban chlorpyrifos pesticide. (wikipedia.org)
  • Public policy in the U.S. to protect individuals and groups of people against genetic discrimination include the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Executive Order 13145 (2000) that prohibits genetic discrimination in the workplace for federal employees, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (2007, first introduced in 2003). (wikipedia.org)
  • Are you interested in health management, leadership, and policy? (ou.edu)
  • The research, an international collaboration from the Universities of Leeds, Alberta and Wisconsin, calls for government and policy makers to recognize the role that public health leaders can play in addressing these significant health challenges. (redorbit.com)
  • However, the research also questions the ability of current public health professionals to lead and influence policy. (redorbit.com)
  • The American Nurses Association (ANA) builds on individual nurse contributions to public health, by supporting policy, advocacy, and education at the highest levels. (nursingworld.org)
  • The class "Ethics and Public Health," taught by Jason Schwartz (above), a lecturer in the University Center for Human Values, brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to examine issues at the intersection of ethics, policy and public health, with a focus on the tension between individual rights and the common good. (princeton.edu)
  • The course - being taught for the first time this semester - examines issues at the intersection of ethics, policy and public health, with a focus on the tension between individual rights and the common good in these areas. (princeton.edu)
  • It produces high-profile, carefully curated reports that inform policy-makers, the media and the global public. (bc.edu)
  • Nonetheless, it remains entirely possible that before long, health reform will no longer be a debate but will become an actual policy, one that will succeed or fail on its own merits. (prospect.org)
  • Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's Magazine , recently paused in his monthly diatribe against US foreign policy to lampoon a more local target: the use of public-smoking prohibitions in New York City to root out the evils of second-hand smoke. (cmaj.ca)
  • But, when interpreting the results and then championing public policy and legislation to regulate exposure, we must be doubly wary of tailoring statistics to fit the current fashion. (cmaj.ca)
  • A big day in the world of health policy, nationally and in New Hampshire. (nhpr.org)
  • By developing evidence-based public health policy, conducting operations research, and performing educational outreach, we continue to support America's Veterans and the VA workforce. (va.gov)
  • to provide an understanding of practical public reasoning as exemplified in significant reports and policy documents. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • able to present in writing theoretically informed expositions and evaluations of selected public policy areas. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. (rand.org)
  • Evidence Aid works with partners and contributors around the world to provide people and organisations with the knowledge tools they need to make well-informed decisions and choices about interventions, actions and strategies to improve health during and following disasters and other emergencies. (qub.ac.uk)
  • The Program in Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College was established in 2018. (bc.edu)
  • The National Obesity Observatory (NOO) and the Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) are funded by the Department of Health to provide objective specialist expertise in their respective areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Public health 'superheroes' are needed to help tackle the growing challenges posed by obesity, alcohol, smoking and other public health threats, according to new research published today. (redorbit.com)
  • World Health Organisation data reveals the extent of the challenge, indicating that that worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 and that the harmful use of alcohol results in 2.5 million deaths each year. (redorbit.com)
  • Challenges posed by obesity and alcohol alone represent a ticking timebomb, with huge implications for health budgets, but effective public health leaders can play a central role in driving this change. (redorbit.com)
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says, "Obesity is a critical public health problem in our country. (cato.org)
  • Obesity is a problem for many people, but it is not a public health problem. (cato.org)
  • If smoking and obesity are called public health problems, then it seems that we need a public health bureaucracy to solve them -- and the Public Health Service and all its sister agencies don't get to close up shop with the satisfaction of a job well done. (cato.org)
  • So let's start using honest language: Smoking and obesity are health problems. (cato.org)
  • The nation's governors have proposed further cuts to Medicaid spending in 2012, even as they predict an increase in people enrolling in mental health services. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • We cannot afford to wait for the next national tragedy to recognize that mental illness is a public health crisis that deserves our nation's attention and support. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • However, ourSpecial Articles 17 efforts are amplified a thousand times over by the personal involvement and commitment of the Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service to theAssociate Recruiting Program 19 nation's oral health. (slideshare.net)
  • This is done through surveillance of cases and health indicators , and through promotion of healthy behaviors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The focus of a public health intervention is to prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors , communities and environments . (wikipedia.org)
  • Equitable sharing of public health surveillance data can help prevent or mitigate the effect of infectious diseases. (medscape.com)
  • Sharing of public health surveillance data is best done taking into account these principles, which will help to ensure data are shared optimally and ethically, while fulfilling stakeholder expectations and facilitating equitable distribution of benefits. (medscape.com)
  • Control of infectious diseases can therefore be considered a global public good, and public health surveillance is a tool that helps achieve it. (medscape.com)
  • CDC's surveillance systems serve critical public health functions but many of our systems use aging technologies that have been patched together over time and need to be rebuilt or replaced. (cdc.gov)
  • The modernization of our surveillance systems won't happen overnight but we are moving in the right direction with the ultimate goal of providing the right data to the right person at the right time for effective public health action. (cdc.gov)
  • It suggests that potential public health 'superheroes' can come from both within public health disciplines, and perhaps more importantly, from outside the profession. (redorbit.com)
  • Many pursue graduate programs in public health and other disciplines, including law and social work, as well as medicine and other health professions. (cwu.edu)
  • Through their electives, students then learn about health issues from the perspective of several disciplines. (american.edu)
  • According to the National Advisory Mental Health Council, the treatment success rate for bipolar disorder is a remarkable 80 percent. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • At last week's American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting its Governing Council adopted about a dozen new policies to guide the Association's advocacy activities. (scienceblogs.com)
  • 2011). Quad Council competencies for public health nurses. (nursingworld.org)
  • This meeting is open to public attendance except when the Council meets in Executive Session. (mass.gov)
  • Thanks, your message has been sent to Public Health Council! (mass.gov)
  • We work with the Health and Wellbeing Board, alongside other Council departments, the Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), third-sector organisations and other partners to identify and tackle shared goals. (nottinghamcity.gov.uk)
  • The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. (idealist.org)
  • Our graduates go on to work in public health agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. (cwu.edu)
  • Following this, CSI began to distribute master data to public organizations and to develop joint use of data. (sas.com)
  • It also distributes this data for public organizations to utilize. (sas.com)
  • AU's Washington, DC, location gives unparalleled access to internships at numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in public health at the local, national, and international levels. (american.edu)
  • The Tennessee Institute of Public Health is a partnership of public and private health agencies, organizations, and academic institutions established to maximize resources for the purpose of promoting health research, education, and service focused on improving the health of all Tennesseans. (etsu.edu)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Public and Community Health at Murray State University is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides options that allow students to prepare for various careers in public and community health organizations, such as hospitals, governmental agencies, non-profits, and worksite wellness programs. (murraystate.edu)
  • For example, in the United States , the front line of public health initiatives are state and local health departments . (wikipedia.org)
  • Well-functioning, high-value public health departments are critically important to ensuring the conditions for good health in communities. (rwjf.org)
  • In recent years, however, health departments have been faced with exceptional financial challenges mostly in the form of repeated reductions in state and local funding for public health budgets. (rwjf.org)
  • In 2012, RWJF launched a program to investigate a potential strategy for strengthening health departments that could be especially effective in times of financial or administrative hardship, and importantly, could also help to augment the capabilities of health departments serving particularly small or rural jurisdictions: cross-jurisdictional sharing (or more simply, publicly authorized sharing of public health services across jurisdictions). (rwjf.org)
  • Hospitals, local health departments, state and federal agencies will find here information regarding test description, test collection and submission of specimens, and contact information. (mass.gov)
  • Often the State Department of Health and local health departments have no legal authority to act. (in.gov)
  • Obtain the location and phone numbers of local health departments. (in.gov)
  • NACCHO's advisory groups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the opportunities and challenges facing local health departments and the field at large. (constantcontact.com)
  • Main public concerns in genomic information are that of (1) Confidentiality (2) Misuse of information (Discrimination by health plans, employer, and medical practitioners) (3) Right and access to genetic information. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, one of CSI's main goals has been to help public administration entities share data among themselves. (sas.com)
  • 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. (va.gov)
  • UK Public Relations is the main point of contact for radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines for the University. (uky.edu)
  • Public Health Essentials is intended to serve as an introductory framework for public health and the public health profession. (apsu.edu)
  • 8. Pick a profession in the public health sector that interests you. (meritbadge.org)
  • To address these issues, OECD works to support the development of well-concerted population approaches under strong public health systems. (oecd.org)
  • Most countries have their own government public health agencies, sometimes known as ministries of health, to respond to domestic health issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • ANA keeps nurses up-to-date on emerging public health issues, to help nurses to make the most informed treatment decisions. (nursingworld.org)
  • This often leads to the politicization of public health issues and results in political debate instead of public health discourse. (encyclopedia.com)
  • By contrast, Civil Service appointees, by virtue of their career protection, can more easily take independent positions on controversial public health issues without threats to their professional careers. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Interest groups that form around public health issues constitute another source of program advocacy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Board attampted to deal with the city's public issues on an ad hoc basis for another ten years until 1804 when it was decided that the multiplicity and magnitude of public health issues of the increasingly expanding city demanded a full time effort from professionals trained in their duties. (phila.gov)
  • Goals include identifying issues that require advocacy, creating and delivering messages using communication theory, assessing and utilizing technologies, evaluating communication/advocacy efforts, and assessing the impact of existing and proposed policies on health. (apsu.edu)
  • Examination of epidemiological concepts in relation to specific public health issues. (apsu.edu)
  • JSNA chapters have been created on a series of individual health and wellbeing issues looking at the level of need in our communities and at the services in place to address it. (nottinghamcity.gov.uk)
  • We testify before Congress on national public health issues. (bc.edu)
  • The goals of the Committee are to grow and assist the Federation, both domestic and international, in the educational aspects of these disinfection and public health issues. (wef.org)
  • UK Public Relations only refers experts who have expressed a willingness to respond promptly to questions about specific subjects and issues. (uky.edu)
  • CDC and the Federal Aviation Administration have jointly provided Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews pdf icon [7 pages] external icon . (cdc.gov)
  • Crew members who follow their carrier's occupational health plan as well as the FAA-CDC guidance are not subject to CDC's recommendation to stay at home for 14 days after international travel. (cdc.gov)
  • 3) Many previously secret records have documented unmonitored exposures to radiation and beryllium and continuing problems at these sites across the Nation, at which the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies have been, since World War II, self-regulating with respect to nuclear safety and occupational safety and health. (dol.gov)
  • We produce evidence of the health and economic impacts of alternative approaches, through modelling and identification of best practices. (oecd.org)
  • An ATSDR health consultation is a verbal or written response from ATSDR to a specific request for information about health risks related to a specific site, a chemical release, or the presence of hazardous material. (cdc.gov)
  • This concludes the health consultation process for this site, unless additional information is obtained by ATSDR which, in the Agency's opinion, indicates a need to revise or append the conclusions previously issued. (cdc.gov)
  • The EPA was initiating an investigation of the impact of the cement kiln dust (CKD) leachate on the community and environment and asked MDCH to provide support in conjunction with ATSDR and local health agency representatives. (cdc.gov)
  • For example, epidemiology , biostatistics and health services are all relevant. (wikipedia.org)
  • A survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that of the 2.5 million adults with mental and substance use disorders, only slightly more than 11 percent received treatment for both disorders. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Yet even in a year starting with the tragedy in Tucson and followed six months later by the shooting rampage in Grand Rapids, MI, states continue to make severe budget cuts that threaten mental health services nationwide. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • In fiscal year 2011, 24 states slashed provider reimbursement rates for Medicaid -- the most important source of funding of public mental health services. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Clinical and Health Services Researcher. (slideshare.net)
  • The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) was designed to help build the evidence for how cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements can be planned for and implemented in different environments. (rwjf.org)
  • For example, in North Carolina, the Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County partnered with the Guilford County Health Department to explore opportunities for sharing dental services. (rwjf.org)
  • Additionally, there is a wealth of media resources such as this really great podcast from our partner in this work, Pat Libbey, co-director, Center for Sharing Public Health Services , reflecting on the different types of sharing arrangements he's seen and the types of supports that the Center can provide to interested communities. (rwjf.org)
  • Up to seven teams engaged in public health CJS implementation efforts will be funded to work with CSPHS and the National Network of Public Health Institutes to capture and communicate the impact of their sharing arrangement on how effectively, and how efficiently (perhaps through increased capacity, reach, or dollars saved), their services are delivered. (rwjf.org)
  • The Superfund Health Investigation and Education (SHINE) program in the Oregon Department of Human Services developed this health consultation to address community concerns about potential air contaminants in neighborhoods near the J.H. Baxter and Company's wood- processing facility in Eugene, Oregon. (cdc.gov)
  • The mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to promote and ensure the availability, accessibility, and quality of preventive and personal health services necessary to protect and improve the health and well-being of the Philadelphia community. (phila.gov)
  • Public Health is the driving force behind these services and provides a safety net for our communities. (ca.gov)
  • We plan and develop innovative public services that make life easier for citizens and businesses, and facilitate and accelerate dealings with the public administration,' explains Paola Leproni, Head of the Governance Management Area at CSI-Piemonte, speaking at a SAS big data seminar. (sas.com)
  • A public health nurse provides health services and information to the public. (careerbuilder.com)
  • When the Secretary of Health and Human Services declares a public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act , there may be a need to facilitate the effective distribution of prescription drugs under emergency conditions. (fda.gov)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services first announced the outbreak in February, when 13 people had been infected since last November. (nhpr.org)
  • The mission of Costilla County Public Health Agency is to enhance life through quality health services while preserving cultural values. (colorado.gov)
  • Trish Tilley with the Department of Health and Human Services explains why. (nhpr.org)
  • Examines the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective. (merlot.org)
  • Explain how the public health agency you visited is trying to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates of these leading causes of illness and death. (meritbadge.org)
  • Laura Anderko, professor at Georgetown University and director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment commenting on public health practices in response to proposal to ban chlorpyrifos pesticide. (wikipedia.org)
  • CSI also helps these public entities to cooperate, share best practices and optimize their internal processes. (sas.com)
  • WEF's Disinfection & Public Health Committee shall develop, coordinate and conduct programs of general and technical information relating to the advancement of disinfection practices for water, wastewater, and residuals to protect public health. (wef.org)
  • Because air sampling data is not available, SHINE has classified the site as an indeterminate health hazard. (cdc.gov)
  • Consultation addresses the potential human health hazard associated with exposure to the contamination seeping onto the beach and into the water in the Bay Harbor area approximately seven miles west of the city of Petoskey. (cdc.gov)
  • High pH levels found in puddled seep discharge water on the shoreline at Bay Harbor, Michigan, pose a public health hazard . (cdc.gov)
  • Mercury levels detected in the seep discharge water pose a public health hazard . (cdc.gov)
  • Levels of other inorganic contaminants detected in the seep discharge water pose no apparent public health hazard to people. (cdc.gov)
  • Thus, upon receiving a complain regarding a possible health hazard, it is the duty of the local health officer to investigate and to order its abatement if such is warranted. (in.gov)
  • The value of systematic reviews is widely recognised and drawing on the totality of evidence when making choices makes perfect sense to the public, policymakers and practitioners. (qub.ac.uk)
  • Public Health 3.0 is a challenge to business leaders, community leaders, state lawmakers and federal policymakers to incorporate health into all areas of governance. (forbes.com)
  • 3000/4000 level with HSC or HSA prefix offered by the Department of Public Health. (unf.edu)
  • A group of 300 scientists, physicians and public health experts are urging President Obama to direct his Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to complete its review of a proposed Labor Department health standard on the carcinogen crystallline silica. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year and according to the Department of Health, smoking accounts for over 100,000 deaths every year in the UK alone. (redorbit.com)
  • 8) To ensure fairness and equity, the civilian men and women who, over the past 50 years, have performed duties uniquely related to the nuclear weapons production and testing programs of the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies should have efficient, uniform, and adequate compensation for beryllium-related health conditions and radiation-related health conditions. (dol.gov)
  • This site details the Michigan Department of Community Health's efforts to counter these threats to the health of Michigan residents. (michigan.gov)
  • Thus, in 1804, the department subsequently to become known as the Department of Public Health and Charities was created. (phila.gov)
  • The present department was created by an Ordinance of December 31, 1919 to succeed the Department of Public Health and Charities . (phila.gov)
  • The Bureau of Charities was merged into the Bureau of Charities and Correction of the Department of Public Welfare but its control of Philadelphia General Hospital and the Philadelphia Hospital for the Insane ("Byberry") was retained by the Department of Public Health under its newly formed Bureau of Hospitals. (phila.gov)
  • The Department also retained control of the Bureau of Health (its Hospital for Contagious Diseases passing to the Bureau of Hospitals) and the Board of Health. (phila.gov)
  • The Dougherty County Health Department says many people in the community do not know about the various programs they offer. (youtube.com)
  • Often, citizens complain to the State Department of Health about nuisances of various kinds, thinking that health authorities have the power to address any offensive condition. (in.gov)
  • The State Department of Health has authority to enforce only those laws specifically assigned to it by the Indiana General Assembly. (in.gov)
  • A local department of health or local health officer may enforce the department's or officer's orders by an action in the circuit or superior court. (in.gov)
  • The county attorney in which a local department of health or local health officer has jurisdiction shall represent the local health department and local health officer in the action unless the county executive employs other legal counsel or the matter has been referred through law enforcement authorities to the prosecuting attorney. (in.gov)
  • In such cases IC 16-41-20 applies, and the local health department has authority to order the deficiency corrected. (in.gov)
  • The State Department of Health can act only if the local health department fails to. (in.gov)
  • The New Hampshire Insurance Department wants to keep open a program that provides health coverage for 2,750 residents with pre-existing conditions. (nhpr.org)
  • The department of Health, Behavior & Society within the College of Public Health is seeking a tenured Professor as a Department Chair. (uky.edu)
  • Public health communications programs , vaccination programs and distribution of condoms are examples of common preventive public health measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • These programs build from the OU core curriculum and build knowledge and skills necessary for work public health, community health, and related fields. (ou.edu)
  • Commenting on current levels of public health leadership training across the world, Professor Ken Zakariasen, from the University of Alberta, added: "Many public health leadership programs are responding with much more sophisticated training to prepare leaders. (redorbit.com)
  • Recent theoretical work suggests that means and asset-tested social insurance programs can explain the low savings of lower income households in the U.S. We assess the validity of this hypothesis by investigating the effect of Medicaid, the health insurance program for low income women and children, on savings behavior. (nber.org)
  • In 1912, two important pieces of health legislation were enacted, one creating the Children's Bureau and inaugurating maternal and child health programs, and the other changing the name of the Marine Hospital Service to the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and authorizing it to conduct field investigations and studies. (encyclopedia.com)
  • These two laws have largely defined the roles of federal, state, and local jurisdiction regarding public health activities and programs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Great Depression of the 1930s provided the opportunity for a nationwide survey of 700,000 households in eighty-three urban areas, and the results were used over the next twenty years as baseline data for promoting public health programs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This data provided the federal government and the states with an epidemiological basis for the support of public health programs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Coincident with this growth, established graduate schools and programs of public health are redesigning curricula to meet the changing needs of incoming students and to ensure that graduates have the knowledge, skills, and attributes to meet the needs of a changing workforce. (bu.edu)
  • These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. (idealist.org)
  • CEPH protects the interests of students and the public by supporting the development of successful public health schools and programs. (idealist.org)
  • Without a doubt, anyone who saw the movie Contagion would label infectious diseases a pressing public health crisis. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • And while it doesn't strictly follow, either in principle or historically, that "collective action" must be state action, that distinction is easily elided in the face of a "public health crisis. (cato.org)
  • Public health experts say the public health infrastructure in the United States and other counties has suffered decades of neglect and insufficient investment compounded by the global financial crisis and has resulted in substantial decreases in funding, resources and staff and inadequate training. (rwjf.org)
  • and the fear, uncertainty, and tremendous loss of life from the AIDS crisis were all met by a public health community whose role it was to both treat and educate the public. (forbes.com)
  • What is the appropriate action to what qualifies as a public health crisis? (mercurynews.com)
  • We face a public health epidemic, a public health crisis. (mercurynews.com)
  • Analyzing the health of a population and the threats is the basis for public health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Professor Tom Oliver, from the University of Wisconsin, added: "We must ensure that leaders across many sectors of society understand the causes and consequences of these major threats to health and well-being. (redorbit.com)
  • Threats to the health of Michigan residents can come in all shapes and sizes, and from all directions. (michigan.gov)
  • This is a forum on microbial threats and one of the areas being looked at is what so many of us in public health are facing-significant resource restraints as we go through the next several years. (rwjf.org)
  • Why is a forum on microbial threats is taking such a broad view on public health capacity? (rwjf.org)
  • If you are planning a career in medicine or the allied health professions, a minor in public health will extend your knowledge and make you more marketable. (bgsu.edu)
  • Across the UK, local governments are preparing to take on a wider remit for public health from April 2013, with new duties to improve the health of their communities. (redorbit.com)
  • Over the years, the collection of health statistics evolved as a function of state and local government , mainly in recognition of the need for vital statistics in resolving legal matters. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In addition, CSI encourages the involvement of local companies in public sector projects and helps them respond to calls for tender. (sas.com)
  • Health nuisances are addressed by IC 16-20-1-25 , with enforcement by the local health officer. (in.gov)
  • Public nuisances are addressed by IC 35-43-1-2 , with enforcement by the local prosecutor. (in.gov)
  • If such condition is thereafter permitted to exist, the local health officer shall refer enforcement to the county attorney. (in.gov)
  • OSHA's new certificate program is targeted primarily at public sector employees in state and local government wishing to reduce incident rates and strengthen their current efforts in workplace safety, but is also open to individuals in the private sector. (niu.edu)
  • In 2008, The Colorado Public Health Act was signed into law, requiring a comprehensive statewide public health improvement plan every five years and local public health plans to follow. (colorado.gov)
  • Health Clinics Offer Hepatitis A Vaccines in Effort to Halt Outbreak in N.H. (nhpr.org)
  • In an effort to halt an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, health clinics in Manchester, Nashua, Somersworth, and Concord are offering free vaccines to people without health insurance. (nhpr.org)
  • Explain the role of your health agency as it relates to the outbreak of diseases. (meritbadge.org)
  • Explain the role of the health agency you visited related to the outbreak of diseases. (meritbadge.org)
  • Public health advocates and professionals - who had ambitious agendas of their own - were especially charmed, deeply impressed by cinema's sway over mass audiences. (nih.gov)
  • Instead, it voices concerns about the "corporatization" of public health in compromising leaders' abilities to speak out as independent advocates for the health of the public. (redorbit.com)
  • The health consultation focuses on the wood preservatives used at the site. (cdc.gov)
  • This section focuses on topics related to human or animal health, and medicine. (curlie.org)
  • Students consider the proper role of government in promoting the health of individuals and communities through such topics as mandatory vaccination laws, taxes on soft drinks, tobacco regulation and health-reform efforts. (princeton.edu)
  • President Barack Obama himself, in his travels promoting reform, has had to deal again and again with some voter who has come to believe that health reform contains a secret plan to euthanize the elderly. (prospect.org)
  • At the same time, expectations for their roles and responsibilities-as monitors and chief health strategists for communities and as partners within and beyond the health sector-are growing. (rwjf.org)
  • For public health systems to be strong and active contributors to building a Culture of Health, they need to be able to address challenges of economic instability effectively and efficiently while continuing to promote and protect the health of the people in the communities they serve. (rwjf.org)
  • There's great energy, great investment in the U.S. and around the world in thinking about public health approaches to improving the health of communities and individuals," Schwartz said. (princeton.edu)
  • For example, in some communities, the tuberculosis program or STD clinics may be better off run by public health. (rwjf.org)
  • We believe now is the time for public health professionals to take on larger, more engaged roles as civic leaders, and for business leaders to invest fully in the health of their communities. (forbes.com)
  • But as an interim and achievable step, we can use a public health approach and model to require background checks, make purchase and possession of most military weapons and expanded ammo clips illegal, and give our courts and law enforcement the authority to confiscate weapons from those who pose a threat to their communities. (mercurynews.com)
  • Supported by the American Public Health Association , the National Board of Health, and the Marine Hospital Association, the Office of the Census was created in 1902, but a birth and death registration system did not cover the entire nation until 1933. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Enbridge Oil Spill Air Public Health Assessment - Final Document - Evaluation of Air Contamination during and after the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill. (michigan.gov)
  • Welcome to the website of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. (ualberta.ca)