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Why public health as a career?. Public health careers offer something for everyone. It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants. Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health. Major advances in improvement

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Public health careers offer something for everyone.

It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants.

Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health.


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Major advances in improvement

of health over the next decades will

come from the broad development

and application of population-based

prevention programs.


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Health services delivery systems are undergoing rapid change.

There is a greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention as a means to reduce the costs of care by improving the health of populations.

This represent new opportunities for professionals with advanced training in public health.


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As the public has become better informed change.

about the effects of toxic wastes

and pollutants on their health,

greater emphasis is being placed

on assuring the safety of our

communities as well as

worker health and safety.

Result is a growing demand

for experts in environmental

health and industrial hygiene.


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Public health research change.

is focusing more on

women's health, and

child and substance

abuse. . . .


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An increased emphasis is being change.

placed on behavioral change to

prevent the risk of, for example,

STDs, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and

unplanned pregnancies. . . .


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Greater emphasis is change.

also being placed

on school health

and the health ofThus

minority and

disadvantaged

populations . . .


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There are new and expanding change.

opportunities where public health

expertise is needed.



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