Public health initiatives
By devising policies after asking communities on what they believe is the next best step for them, regulating the health care systems which have direct contact with the populous and administering services, allows for improvement to happen. Public health professionals are completely different from, for example, medical professionals such as doctors and nurses, as they treat individual people whereas a public health professional concentrates on the many ways in which the ‘people’ can be improved.
There are many departments within a good public health initiative, and in all, there are many academic areas which public health caters towards. These include nutrition, environmental health and behavioural science. All have set criteria on what needs to be done, in order for them to provide the best for the community, neighbourhood or other members of society which they are hired to help. The knowledge which public health professionals have is phenomenal and the width and breadth of their expertise should never be underestimated. It can be a tough job at times but the rewards of helping many are more than capable of giving that warm glow which aiding the lives of many others can produce. For the many who work in public health, long may they continue to do so.