PUBH 102: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
Arnold School of Public Health
Exam 1 Study Guide
INTRO STUFF/WHAT IS PH?/History
Determinants of health;
exercise and diet (lifestyle)
any attribute, characteristic, or exposure of an individual t
U.S. Health Care System
Premium: monthly payment to insurance
Deductible: money insured has to pay before insurer starts to pay
Co-pay: money insured pays for health-care services (out-of-pocket) and insurer pays
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
and your family know where to meet or how to get in touch if you are separated when
have a plan if you have to evacuate?
have a supply of water, food, and medicine sufficient f
Population Health & Levels of Prevention
More than that!
Physical, social, economic environments
Societys shared health concerns
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA):
Health Care 101
Why Health Care Reform?
49.1 million uninsured nationally (a 10% increase)
19.7% in the south
25.8% Black and 25.3% Hispanic origin
766,000 South Carolina (17%)
Law, Government, and Public Health
Unique Features of Public Health
Science and Social Values
Social Justice Perspective
Evolving Expectations leading to Expanding Agenda
Link with Government
Grounding in Science
Focus on Preven
Introduction to Public Health
Thought Questions & Concepts
1) How are YOU going to make a difference?
2) The things we do today have future consequences.
3) Health and our environment (not just the physical) are inextricably linked.
4) What does this have
Intro to Health Promotion
What is Health Promotion?
1. According to Saunders (1988), in what ways are health education and health promotion
similar yet different?
2. Explain what Saunders (1988) means by knowledge may be necessary but not
sufficient for (
Intro to Epidemiology (evidence-based PH)
the study of the distribution & determinants of health-related states or events in specified
populations, and the application of this study to control health problems (Last, 2001)
Infant Mortality Update
Definition (according to CDC)
Death of an infant from time of live birth to the age of 1 year. (It does not include still
Overall infant mortality
(less than 28 days after birth)
Health Disparities & Vulnerable Populations
1 : containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous
2 : markedly distinct in quality or character
1 : capable of being physically or emotionall
Global Health Issues
developing country - non-industrialized, poor countries
developed country industrialized, rich countries
series of paired categories used to make sense of aspects of global inequality.
incorrect: Third World v. First World
At the end of this lecture, you will be able to
1. Articulate the difference between infectious and communicable diseases (Dz).
2. List & define 3 direct routes of infectious Dz transmission.
3. List & define 3 i