HLTH 3101 Sec 2
1. Based on the readings for this lab, describe the differences between urban/industrial and
rural/agrarian life in the early 1800s.
Rural/agrarian life included farming, larger families, health
Worksheet1# 2. Problem Solving Outline (Grid) [5%] Name:_
Identify 3 distinct public health problems of which you have personal knowledge and would consider a potential
group project topic. Hint: Focus on etiological causes of death or similar. For each p
1. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the
absence of disease or infirmity.
2. Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and organized
community efforts for the sanitation
Measuring Population Health Outcomes
Three approaches to measuring population health outcomes are available:
aggregating health outcome measurements made on people into summary statistics, such as
population averages or medians;
assessing the distribut
Aviation Safety Lab
Sydney Metcalf, Forrest Fitch, and Rachela Leonard
1. Major airlines pose the greater public health problem based on the ratio of
Deaths/100,000 U.S. Population because there is a common denominator present
among commuter an
A. More people fit the criteria as a result of the definition being revised, and this lead to
an increased number of confirmed cases of AIDS.
B. People thought the AIDS problem was becoming an epidemic because the number of
cases increased so dra
Prevention and Intervention Strategies
Prevention vs. Cure
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Clinical medicine results when public health and preventative medicine fail.
In most health systems, clinical medicine rec
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Key Determinants of Health
How do we use the determinants of health in practice?
Develop prevention and intervention strategies that target the determinants involved.
Try to address several determinants with one prevention/in
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Measure the Magnitude: Assessing Risk
Descriptive Epidemiology - the purpose is to investigate the distribution of disease.
Three dimensions are used to characterize (describe, measure) risk:
Time, Place, and Person
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Defining the Problem - 1st Step of the Problem-Solving Paradigm
A problem is a formulation based on perceived need for action or solution.
How are problems identified?
public complaints and reports
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The Problem-Solving Paradigm and Disasters
The Public Health Problem-Solving Paradigm
1. Define the Problem
2. Measure its Magnitude
3. Understand Key Determinants
4. Develop Prevention and Intervention Strategies
5. Set Policie
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Public Health Performance
Performance in Public Health Education
Course Learning Objectives
Cognitive (knowledge) - know what a professional knows
Behavioral/Psychomotor (practice/skills) - perform like a professional
PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE AND FINANCING
Health System = all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore, or maintain
Comprising all the organizations, institutions, and resources that are devoted to prod
HISTORY OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Hippocrates - father of Western medicine
Coined term epidemic meaning the widespread of a disease to a popul
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
THE PROMISE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The American Public Health Association (APHA) holds an annual meeting in which public
health priorities for that year are expressed and gives forum to the full range of current public
Infant Mortality Lab
1. According to Table 1, blacks have the highest infant mortality rate.
2. Whites contribute the most to the infant mortality problem.
3. Whites contribute the most to the low birth weight problem.
4. Indians, relative to ot