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My Top 8 priorities in Health Care

  • Aug 9, 2009
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If I had the power to renovate our health care system and ensure that certain issues were priorities to be accessed by all. These are where my priorities would lie, at least for now. It changes regularly.
PH provides the essence of health of any community. It's the sanitation system, water system, housing laws, prevention strategies, etc that protect the health of all.
Our physical environment shapes how we live. If we live near healthy, affordable foods we are more likely to eat those foods. If it's unsafe to walk and play outside, we are less likely to be involved in physical activity outdoors. These conditions impact how well we can execute healthy living.
healthy living
Big bang for your buck. As we in the US move from acute disease as the major cause of death to chronic disease, we see a significant benefit in living healthy in terms of reducing our risk for chronic diseases. It is important to foster this behavior to help become healthier.
This is one of the most costly and painful ways to live life. Efforts must be made to ensure that these illnesses, such as cancer, are resolved/reduced.
After public health interventions and prevention strategies, it's one of the most powerful methods to reduce/resolve disease. I include homeopathic and pharmaceutical medicines here.
Big bang for the buck. You can potentially prevent a disease from even occurring and save lives (for example: In the US, ~20,000 people die each yr from the flu or flu complications, and the flu vaccine may help to prevent or reduce the severity of the flu).
Child immunization
Biggest bang for the buck. The world has completely eliminated naturally occurring small pox due to effective child immunization efforts.
I think of these as real emergency illnesses that can take a life. I am not sure how these can be prevented but they obviously need to be supported.

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