Public health initiatives handled by professionals address broad public health issues affecting the health and well-being of individuals, populations, communities and societies across the world. Importance of Public Health The Public Healthcare Sector protects all sectors of the economy from hazards like infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters. The major health issues include environmental hazards, infectious diseases like HIV/AIDs, drug […]
It has become clear in recent years that the varied, growing and unpredictable challenges of public health requires traditional technical skills of healthcare professionals to be broadened to include leadership skills so as to perform the core functions. Public Health Leaders Traditionally public health involves concepts in key areas of social and preventive medicine, maternal and child health, environmental health, […]
A self-sustainable model of quality care with significant determinant of growth, quality enhancement tools, health network and guidance can improve capabilities and competencies of healthcare providers and facilities. This will achieve and ensure universal access to affordable, equitable and quality healthcare services to be responsive and accountable to the needs of the population. Healthcare Quality Assurance Guidelines Improving quality and […]
Growing demands and increasing popularity of competency based education demonstrates better quality of performance and accountability to support development of leadership in public health. Public Health Leadership Public health leaders are professionals from multiple sectors of social work, health, psychology, education, business, non-profit organisation and community-based entities that analyse the factors and impact on public health. The field ofpublic healthleadership […]
Quality assurance has evolved to define quality by understanding the core activities for effective healthcare, setting benchmarks, designing surveys, performing audits and conducting analysis or supervision visits in private companies or hospitals, government organisations and public health facilities. Quality Assurance Quality assurance involves detection and prevention of manufacturing defects in products and delivery of effective solutions or services to customers. […]
Infectious diseases and epidemic forms of non-communicable diseases is a continuous threat to the public health system and resources.These challenges are compounded by limited human resources and lack of leadership. Public health Leadership and Research Major challenges such as scarcity of local data or evidence, limited health financing, heterogeneity in management approaches that access healthcare delivery and changing demographics affecting […]
Widespread acceptance of public health practices in understanding ecological model of health; clinical advances in managing health; recognising factors impacting behavioural health; management and biomedical technological advances are becoming popular. Public health is emerging as a trans-disciplinary field that integrates public health concepts and functions with effective delivery of healthcare services for the future. Public health Practice Public Health discipline […]
The nature of public health is changing rapidly and increasing in complexity with the burden of diseases and insatiable demands of medicine in public health. Ensuring dissemination of leadership and management skills systematically have become essential parts of public health training.