Every year, the first week of April is proclaimed National Public Health Week to improve the nation’s overall health. The American Public Health Association (APHA) first created the initiative in 1955 to historically recognize achievements in public health. Besides, this week highlights critical topics to help people learn how to live healthier lives.
What is public health?
It promotes the protection of people’s health wherever they live. Public health also encourages communities to learn about healthy habits, educate to prevent illness or injuries, and promotes wellness by improving the population’s quality of life.
That’s why public health is essential. While doctors treat people when they have a disease, those working in public health focus on prevention, awareness, and education to ensure the conditions in which people can be and stay healthy.
What can you do with a public health degree?
Generally speaking, public health is about studying the health of a large group of people instead of individual patients. However, there are many opportunities since it is a growing field due to the need to care for health before it requires medical intervention.
Here are some examples of public health professionals:
What is a public health policy?
A public health policy establishes goals and solutions to achieve total health. It is the regulations, laws, and actions to promote wellness and meet a society’s health goals. Public health policies are both state or federal legislation and community outreach efforts with a role in many sectors, such as:
How to observe national public health week?
Signature Health Services is proud to be an essential part of the public health community. We work daily to encourage our patients and families to build healthier habits. So please call us regarding any concerns.
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