Importance Of Public Health

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Growing up, in a small rural Nebraska town, I never imagined the impact that the field of Public Health would have on my life. I took complete comfort in the ignorance is bliss mentality. I would partake in standard farm labors, sports, adventures and other activities. Through the participation of said activities, I’m certain that I was exposed to unimaginable amounts of microorganisms. Yet, I remained a fairly healthy child and I’m sure I developed a robust immune system. Seeking a change in my life, I joined the military and I began my studies as a Medical Specialist. Once, I obtained my basic medical specialty, I knew just enough to be dangerous. I still had very little knowledge of public health, besides how it is important to wash your hands and conduct proper personal hygiene. Although, my knowledge was primitive in nature, it was still sound in theory and practice, thus it is of vital importance to break the chain of infection. I spent years, working with Soldiers in the most desolate of environments. To this day, I’m still amazed about how following those basis steps prevented large …show more content…
I have since worked around to globe, in anything ranging from small field clinics, to large medical treatment centers. I have seen firsthand the importance of how a robust public health infrastructure leads to healthier populations. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Public Health and now I seek to further my education in this field, in order to prepare myself for a greater role in our nation’s Public Health System. The role of Public Health in the 21st Century is ever expanding. I have determined three key areas that will improve the effectiveness of the Public Health sector. These three areas are; adopt an overall system of health as opposed to a health care system, improve infrastructure and funding, and lead an independent research agenda free of market

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