Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. The article states, presently an unprecedented amount of money is being allocated toward health challenges around the globe, unfortunately this money is not effective, because it is going to uncoordinated efforts and specific well known (high profile) diseases, instead of public health.
Its head, Fahmi Idris, confirmed in late December 2013 the government has transferred of assets and insurance plans of the five health insurance bodies to BPJS and that BPJS-Health has prepared the online infrastructure for JKN, which involves consolidating the programme’s database of members.
In response to the many questions raised by the panel, Pentella and Humes noted that current personnel controls are adequate and are further strengthened by regulatory requirements that specify stringent biosafety and biosecurity controls within public health laboratories.
In addition, there are 16m civil servants and their families already covered by PT Askes, 7m covered by Jamsostek, the health insurance for private sector workers, and 1.2m members of Asabri, the social insurance for the military and their dependants.
Health system research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to healthcare, the quality and cost of healthcare, and ultimately our health and well-being.