Public Health Today – US healthcare system are designed around the needs of individual patients. Today
Work type: Discussion Essay
Pages: 1 pages ( 275 words, Double spaced
Academic level: Master’s
Subject or discipline: Health Care
Title: Discussion | Public Health Today
Number of sources: 3
The processes of the existing US healthcare system are designed around the needs of individual patients. Today, there is widespread recognition of the importance of prevention and of population-based approaches to solving complex healthcare issues. Moreover, this has led to significant efforts to develop a more robust public health infrastructure.
Review the TED talk entitled, “A smarter, more precise way to think about public health” (00:14:18) (opens in new window) https://www.youtube.com/embed/ddxHlkIuHqg?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3
by Sue Desmond-Hellmann as an example of the innovation that is occurring in this discipline.
- How can we apply the principles of systems thinking to better understand advantages and limitations of the various types of population-based approaches to improve public health (e.g., education, marketing, policy, and law)?
- How should population-based approaches differ between chronic disease and environmental related illnesses?
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