Public health is looking at the health of a community and population. It looks at factors affecting the health of community such as: diets, age, sex, working conditions and social class. The World Health Organisation (WHO) monitors the health of the world and promotes the importance of preventing communicable and non-communicable diseases in order to give people healthier lives.
There are strategies set in place to help improve public health. The main for that I will be talking about are promoting health to the population, controlling communicable diseases, programmes to reduce risk of early diseases and planning and evaluating the national provision of health and social care.
Programmes are set in place to reduce the risk of early diseases such as screening for cancer, immunisations and information leaflets. As cancer screenings have been set in place this means that cancers can be caught early and be treated before it comes terminal which then would result death earlier than if they didn’t have cancer. Immunisations help build up the immune system to fight against certain diseases. In the UK you can be immunised against: meningitis, measles, mumps, shingles and HPV. Information leaflets are made to help inform people of early …show more content…
The aim of the White Paper was to give people information of health risks, tailoring to individuals health needs and creating cooperation of different aspects in the community. This involved health aspects such as: smoking, exercise, drinking habits, sexual health, mental health and obesity and nutrition. The information is given to public through a variety of ways. Media means that people through TV’s and radio stations can receive information. Schools inform school children through classes such as PSHE to inform them of things such as sexual health and smoking. Local communities and the NHS help my giving advice and information in different