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1 Unit 6: Public and Private Models of Health & Wellness

2 Brief Review of Some Key Ideas from Units 1 – 5 Overview of Unit 6 Learning Objectives What does public health encompass? What impact does public health have on our lives? What types of careers are available in the field? What is the role of public health in your community?

3 Unit 1: History and Sociology of Medicine Unit 2: Multicultural Perspective to Understanding Health Unit 3: Paradigm Shifting: Health and Wellness Unit 4: Global Practice of Medicine Unit 5: Community-based Models of Health and Wellness

4 Recognize the ways in which public and private health and wellness models are part of the health reform movement. Assess several contemporary models of health, drawing from their major proponents, and critique each. Recognize the way in which public organizations, agencies, departments develop and employ public models to address health and wellness. Recognize the way in which private organizations develop and employ private models to address workplace wellness. Evaluate contemporary models of public and private models of health and wellness.

5 What does public health encompass?

6 Schools Community Centers Employers Transit Elected Officials Doctors EMS Law Enforcement Nursing Homes Fire Corrections Mental Health Faith Institutions Civic Groups Non-Profit Organizations Neighborhood Organizations Laboratories Home Health CHCs Hospitals Tribal Health Drug Treatment Public Health Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). NPHPSP Overview Presentation. Retrieved on 3/30/10 from

7 Essential Services of Public Health Monitor health status Diagnose and investigate Inform, educate, and empower Mobilize community partnerships Develop policies and plans Enforce laws and regulations Link people to needed services / assure care Assure a competent workforce Evaluate health services Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). NPHPSP Overview Presentation. Retrieved on 3/30/10 from

8 What impact does public health have on our lives?

9 What types of careers are available in the field of public health?

10 What is the role of public health in your community?

11  Each area is a leading cause of illness, injury, disability or death and/or represents enormous societal costs  Evidence-based, scalable interventions already exist and can be broadly implemented  Our effort can make a difference  We can get results within 1 to 4 years – but it won’t be easy

12 Healthcare- Associated Infections HIV Motor Vehicle Injuries Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity & Food Safety Teen Pregnancy Tobacco

13  Why important?  Affects 1 in 20 patients in U.S. hospitals annually  Increases costs, length of hospitalizations and deaths  Infections in blood stream, urinary tract, and surgical sites preventable  What can we do?  Strengthen national surveillance through National Healthcare Safety Network  Increase implementation of evidence-based prevention guidelines in hospitals  Ensure federal and state policies to support transparency and accountability  Sustain HAI programs in states  Expand prevention to non-hospital settings

14  Why important?  From , obesity rates doubled for adults, tripled for children  Sodium reduction = 100,000 fewer deaths annually  Artificial trans fat elimination = tens of thousands fewer deaths annually  Complex, globalized food supply with tens of millions of food- borne illnesses annually in U.S.  What can we do?  Change environment to promote healthy food (e.g., trans fat, sodium reduction, junk food) and active living  Address food procurement  Improve food-borne illness detection, response and prevention

15  Why important?  1.1 million Americans have HIV – 1 out of 5 unaware they are infected Serious health disparities among populations and risk groups: MSM of all races/ethnicities: 53%; African Americans: 46%; Hispanics: 18% and IDUs: 18%  Estimated lifetime cost of more than $380,000 per person for direct medical care  What can we do?  Increase HIV testing to reach all Americans  Access to proven interventions for negatives: comprehensive sex education and condom education  Improve linkage to care  Promote Prevention with Positives

16  Why important?  Teen birth rate remains high  2/3 pregnancies under age 18 years unintended  Can perpetuate a cycle of poverty  Increases infant death, low birth weight, preterm birth, health-care costs  Taxpayer costs of teen pregnancy >$9 billion/year  What can we do?  Increase access to reproductive health services, especially long- acting reversible contraceptives  Reduce cost barriers to family planning services and contraceptives  Work to change health professional and community norms

17  Why important?  About 34,000 deaths and 4 million ED visits each year  Leading cause of death in first three decades of life  What can we do?  Target 100% seat belt use = 4,000 fewer fatalities annually  Reduce impaired driving = 8,000 fewer fatalities annually  Support strong Graduated Drivers License policies = 350,000 fewer non-fatal injuries, 175 fewer deaths annually  Collaborate with transportation sector and other agencies to promote safety policies

18  Why important?  Leading preventable cause of death (kills 440,000 people annually in U.S.) and largest potential public health impact  40% of adult nonsmokers and 54% of children (aged 3-11 years) are exposed to secondhand smoke in U.S.  $193 billion in direct medical expenses and lost productivity  What can we do?  Increase the price of tobacco products  Promote evidence based policies  Support 100% smoke-free environments  Utilize aggressive earned and paid media  Assist with FDA regulations

19  Help win these public health battles  Priority issues at the local, state and federal levels  Known, effective, scalable interventions  Potential for large impact on health  Collective and focused efforts  Identify optimal strategies at all levels, across all sectors  Rally resources and partnerships  Communicate about successes and challenges along the way  Accelerate efforts to make measureable impact on health

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22 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). NPHPSP Overview Presentation. Retrieved on 3/30/10 from


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