Presentation on theme: "PUBLIC HEALTH. Public Health Vocab _________________: One who advocates or resorts to measures beyond the norm. ___________________(____): Those that."— Presentation transcript:
Public Health Vocab _________________: One who advocates or resorts to measures beyond the norm. ___________________(____): Those that can be bought without a doctor’s prescription ___________A group that is organized to achieve a purpose other than making money. ____________: Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting _____________: An epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region. _________: The act of requesting the return of a product to the retailer or manufacturer because of a defect or a safety problem. __________:Someone who speaks out for another person or cause.
WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH? Public health is the ___________ of protecting and ___________ the health of ____________ through ____________, promotion of healthy ______________, and research for _________ and ___________ prevention. Overall public health is concerned with ___________ the health of ___________ populations. These populations can be as ________ as a local _____________, or as big as an entire _____________. whatispublichealth.org
LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS Local Health Departments- provides ___________ and __________ for: families, _______ and __________ abuse. _________ and ____________ for STD’s. ____________ education, __________ care, _____________, _________ health care for people who are confined to the house, ___________ for TB, high ________ pressure, cholesterol, and ______________. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lhd/peninsula/
STATE PUBLIC HEALTH State Health Departments- are responsible for services need to maintain public health within the state; _____________ food handling, testing __________, testing _______, testing _________ samples, compile health __________, plan for future health needs, monitor the environment, and monitoring ____________________. Virginia Public Health Association (VAPHA) vapha.org Virginia Department of Health (VDH) www.vdh.state.va.us/
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Department of Health and Human Services- sponsors health __________, __________, gathers and _________ health information, sets health and _________ standards, supports ________ and ________ departments, ______ programs for people in need of _______ services.
GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES ______________is under the International Government _________ Services is run by the __________ Government _____________ are done through the Local Government ___________ at the _________ falls under the National Government ______ smuggling is taken care of through the National Government ___________ falls under the National Government The international Government takes care of aid to ___________countries
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS _________________________________________________ Collects data and conducts research on diseases ________________________________________________ Work full time for one year in a federal, state or private nonprofit agency __________________________________ Protects the public from environmental hazards Sets standards for safe exposure ___________________________________ Inspecting and grading meat, poultry and other farm products School lunch programs Food stamps
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS __________________________________________ Conducts research in all areas of human health __________________________________________ Identifies occupational hazards and enforces safety standard laws _________________________________ Inspects, tests and assesses the safety of food, drugs and other consumer goods _________________________________ Investigates and arrests suspected drug smuggling
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS _____________________________________________ Promotes improvements in the practice of medicine, the organization and financing of health care, and access to quality care. __________________________________________________ Supports programs that prevent and treat mental illness and substance abuse __________________________________________________ Funds health services and resources for underserved populations such as migrant workers, people with AIDS and the homeless __________________________________________________ Investigates and assesses risks to human health from hazardous materials
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AGENCIES _________________________________________ Seek to help boost food production and prevent diseases through education and immunization programs Collects worldwide health statistics to evaluate and predict health threats. ______________________________________________ __________________ Aids children through immunization programs, daycare and health centers, school food programs, and training for nurses and teachers ______________________________________________ Works to improve food production and distribution in developing countries
INDEPENDENT AND PRIVATELY FUNDED HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS ____________________________________________ Privately funded Provides healthcare, food, water, and emergency assistance to refugees and disaster victims ____________________ Privately funded Aids victims of disasters and war _________________________________________ Privately funded Food relief programs in famine areas
INDEPENDENT AND PRIVATELY FUNDED HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS __________________________________________________ Provides support for developing countries Distribution of food to countries in famine Oral-rehydration (severe water loss due to diarrhea is the leading cause of death for children in developing countries) ___________________ U.S. Government organization Trains volunteers for public health work in developing countries __________________________________________________ American Heart Association American Cancer Society March of Dimes American Diabetes Association