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Redefining Health in the 21st Century

Redefining Health in the 21st Century

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What we can't define, we can't find; for our definition determines our destination. One of humanity's greatest debacle is the allegiance to history as a standard for the present and the future. Humanity is so much indebted to old thoughts to the point where thinking something new seems like a disloyalty to the legends of old. History should not be a status quo or an imperative standard for the present and the future, but an inspiration for the correction of the present and the redirection of the future for a better destiny for mankind. With respect to achieving health for all in the 21st century, humanity must outgrow old thoughts and ways, to the expounding of new methods, approaches, ideologies, and strategies in securing health for mankind. "The significant problems we are facing cannot...
National Health Center Week Activities to Support Raising Awareness

National Health Center Week Activities to Support Raising Awareness

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We all know a nation's wealth is determined by the health and well-being of its citizens. Community health centers across the country provide special care for everyone irrespective of their ability to pay. Their main aim is to provide continued, high quality and affordable healthcare to people especially those with fewer resources. Actually, one in every fifteen people living in the United States relies on their services. Even though these organizations face tremendous pressure, they still rank among the highest quality health providers in the nation in view of their critically important role. The Importance of National Health Center Week There are people out there who either have no insurance or live in areas with no access to healthcare providers or even basic health services. National...
Occupational Health – Workplace Health Management

Occupational Health – Workplace Health Management

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Workplace Health Management (WHM) There are four key components of workplace health management: Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Health Promotion Social and lifestyle determinants of health Environmental Health Management In the past policy was frequently driven solely by compliance with legislation. In the new approach to workplace health management, policy development is driven by both legislative requirements and by health targets set on a voluntary basis by the working community within each industry. In order to be effective Workplace Health Management needs to be based on knowledge, experience and practice accumulated in three disciplines: occupational health, workplace health promotion, and environmental health. It is important to see WHM as a process not o...
Developing Community and Public Health Capacity for Change

Developing Community and Public Health Capacity for Change

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Brain Injury Awareness Month National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month National Myeloma Awareness Month National Nutrition Month National Endometriosis Month Workplace Eye Wellness Month National Save Your Vision Month Hemophilia Month National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month American Red Cross Month Learning Disabilities Awareness Month National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month National Eye Donor Month National Poison Prevention Month National Professional Social Work Month Save Your Vision Month For those in the community or public health, the topics in this article will be nothing new-but as busy professionals ourselves, we often find it...
Community Needs Health Assessment

Community Needs Health Assessment

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In 2012 the Internal Revenue Service mandated that all non-profit hospitals undertake a community health needs assessment (CHNA) that year and every three years thereafter. Further, these hospitals need to file a report every year thereafter detailing the progress that the community is making towards meeting the indicated needs. This type of assessment is a prime example of primary prevention strategy in population health management. Primary prevention strategies focus on preventing the occurrence of diseases or strengthen the resistance to diseases by focusing on environmental factors generally. I believe that it is very fortunate that non-profit hospitals are carrying out this activity in their communities. By assessing the needs of the community and by working with community groups to ...