aa-61 - 1/27/2011 What is public health?

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1/27/2011 1 What is public health ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpu42LmLo4U AN EXAMPLE OF A BIOMEDICAL MODEL APPROACH TO HEALTH PROMOTION USNS Comfort Continuing Promise 2009
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1/27/2011 2 AN EXAMPLE OF A BEHAVIORAL MODEL APPROACH TO HEALTH PROMOTION THE DREAM PROJECT Cabarete Cabarete Cabarete Cabarete, Dominican Republic , Dominican Republic , Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic Education And Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a nonprofit organization that provides quality education for children born into poverty in rural areas and small communities of the Dominican Republic by combining volunteerism, international awareness and community involvement into a sustainable support system.
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1/27/2011 3 AN EXAMPLE OF A SOCIOECONOMIC MODEL APPROACH TO HEALTH PROMOTION MEN’S HEALTH NETWORK … is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. What differed between these 3 intervention types? Public Health is beginning to look upstream for health solutions. Upstream Poverty Unemployment Poor housing conditions Social exclusion Discrimination Public Policy Advocacy Community Mobilization & Empowerment Downstream Obesity Alcohol use Smoking Poor eating Physical Inactivity Health education Health counseling Screening Treatment
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1/27/2011 4 What is public policy ? It’s a course of action (i.e. regulatory measures, laws, and funding priorities) taken by the state with regard to a particular issue. PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY … refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society (WHO, 2011). An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it… Defines a vision for the future, which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term. Outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups. Builds consensus and informs people. Shaping public policy is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the interplay of numerous individuals and interest groups competing and collaborating to influence policymakers to act in a particular way. Usually, policymakers don’t make
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