Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country. Public health can make a difference in the lives of tens, hundreds, and even thousands or millions.
Public health program is very important beause these are some of the threats to our health that we will be facing in the years to come such as avian influenza, HIV/AIDS, obesity, cancer, bioterrorism, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, drug resistant diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental toxins, inequities in health care access and manymore.
Most experts agree that these problems can’t be tackled with new medical findings or cures; it is up to public health to protect us from these threats.
Seeing the health problems such as highly increasing of disease prevalence, public health offers the best solution program because public health is a very diverse and dynamic field incorporating many disciplines that consist of biology, sociology, mathematics, anthropology, public policy, computer science, business, environmental science, communications, etc.
This means, public health is multidisciplinary. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring through implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, and conducting research, in contrast to clinical professional, such as doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured.
There’s something for everyone in public health.
Some of the possible careers in public health are in these broad fields such as environmental health, biostatistics, behavioral sciences or health education, epidemiology, health service administration, maternal and child health, nutrition, etc. Because the field of public health is so broad, so I could have a greater opportunity to obtain employment opportunities in many multidisciplinary that suited my interests and abilities. Besides that, I have a passion to make a difference, to help others, and to be challenged intellectually, spiritually, mentally, and even physically.
In conclusion, i choose public health program to contribute myself in decreasing the incidence of disease in a way to prevent, promote and protect the people who are susceptible to illnesses. In public health, we can choose our careers depends on our passion for providing health education programs, health management and policy setting that can easily accessed, conducting research and many other appropriate ways to support medical specialisation that will be taken with the aim of making people healthy and more productive.