Public Health Services
FTLComm - Tisdale
With the realisation of the importance of preventative health care our society needs to focus its attention on this important aspect of life as we are quickly learning that only modest changes in life style and public awareness can absolutely alert the course of illness and preventable medical conditions. The dramatic improvement in infant mortality throughout the Western world owes most of this change to the work of public health workers in the past forty years.
Immunisation proved to society the power of public health and preventative medicine. The notable exception in public health work has been the wildfire spread of AIDs which it appears that public health and awareness campaigns are having little affect just as anti-smoking programmes are also showing little direct results.
With the increasing numbers of senior citizens as baby boomers grow older and the population in general is living
|longer, the work of public health is going to become more and more important, and dollars spent on prevention will yield huge positive benefits for the society in general by improving the quality of life for all.|