Public Health Chapter 8 Environmental Health and Safety
What is meant by environment?
o All influences other than genetic influences
o Includes social, economic, and cultural influences
o The physical environment
o Can be thought of in 3 categories
Identify interventions providing the greatest benefits at the lowest cost
Cost-effectiveness a measure of the cost of an intervention relative to its benefit
o Cost-effective intervention implies that any additional benefit
Chapter 3: Health Informatics and Health Communication
What are Health Informatics and Health Communications?
1. Health Informatics: Methods used for collecting, compiling, and presenting health
2. Health Communication: Involves how individu
WHAT IS THE BURDEN OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE?
Represent major causes of death and disability
Cardiovascular diseases and cancer represent nearly 25% of causes of death in U.S.
Chronic disabilities are the most rap
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How does socioeconomic status affect health?
-Measures family income, educational level of parents, professional status of parents
-Greater longevity associated with higher socioeconomic status
-access to better living conditions- improved sa
Health Law, Policy and Ethics
The scope of health law, policy and ethics is vast. It covers such
things as access, quality, and the cost of health care. It also
addresses organizational and professional structures designed to
deliver health care. Health l