We exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. While medicine and nursing are vital for helping and supporting people when they fall ill, work in public health contributes to reducing the causes of ill-health and improving people’s health and wellbeing. It is widely acknowledged that health care costs far too much in this country, while at the same time at least 47 million Americans are uninsured.
Surveillance data should be retained in readily accessible archival form, not only to document the evolving health status of a population but also to help us understand the predictors of disease and injury. Unfortunately Public Health is simply imperfect, but as a Public Health advocate, resources do need to be directed to general Public Health rather than specific high profile diseases.
Public health professionals analyze and develop programs that protect the health of individuals, families and communities in the United States and abroad. It rather involves anything and everything which directly or indirectly affects the health of populations.
People are encouraged to take out health insurance at an age when they become members of the workforce and by and large in good health, a time when they, have, statistically, very little need for the insurance the companies provide. CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services that are recognized as the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention, and prepares agencies.
CDC works with the states and other associates, by providing a systematic health inspection to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks, strategies for preventing diseases, and maintain national health statistics. A better lifestyle – accompanied by increased physical activity – will lead to a reduction in common health problems like cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and stroke.