Being exposed to air polluted with harmful toxins can result in complication with the respiratory system and inflammatory organs. This can lead to an increased susceptibility of chronic diseases. With the social justice approach, communities can collectively work together to reduce the damaging effects climate change has on environmental and health outcomes. As social justice focuses the just distribution of burdens and diseases, marketplace fairness fixates on personal responsibility, self-interest, and individualism as the basis for outcomes. Individualized actions to reduce effects of climate change can include car-pooling, investing in renewable power resources, and orchestrating gardens and timber to supply supplemental oxygen into the air.
The ecological model of health deals with the interaction between people and the environment focusing on the ideology that the physical geography affects our health (Cross, 2012). Health geography views health as more than the physical body but also analyzes environmental factors such as diseases and geography of health which can negatively influence our health experiences (Dummer, 2008). There are about 100 plantations and factories located by the Mississippi river, near the Diamond community (Grunberg, 2002). As a result, the air becomes heavily polluted producing a dense chemical smell directly affects the aquatic organisms and the health of individuals in that particular
In his article, he speaks of what water pollution is as a whole. He goes into detail of different sources of the pollution in our waters. Woodford explains how water pollution affects us as a population and mentions ways we can stop or reduce the pollution that enters our waters. Water Pollution." NRDC, 20 Dec. 2016,
Communicable diseases – During clinical rotation and medical school, learned about the communicable diseases (eg. Tuberculosis) and their treatment. At University of Illinois at Chicago, took infectious disease epidemiology course and learned more about Hepatitis B & C, HIV history, its spread and control measures. Volunteered in Oral Polio Vaccination program in India, where I had an opportunity to give vaccine to children and educate parents and spread awareness about the polio vaccine. Currently, being a part of quality improvement project, working close with health care staff of nursing homes and long term acute care hospitals, to reduce the prevalence of CRE bacteria.
Training should also be given to community leaders who can act as health educators or promoters. This can prove to be one of the effective ways of educating and empowering the community. Knowledge regarding safe work methods, work practices, improved tools and equipment etc. can help decrease musculoskeletal disorders. Promotion strategies might also be used to increase the adoption of safe practices among farmers.
Conducting population surveys; Environmental Impact Assessments are part of the work I do. I play an advisory role to the organisation as required in the preparation of policy documents and formulating comprehensive plans for conservation areas. Based at the heart of the Zambezi Valley, I am the focal person for UNESCO World Heritage Sites (natural sites) and the Middle Zambezi Biosphere Reserve, and my roles are to coordinate and provide for expert advice on the conservation of the area. Leadership Being a leader and being influential is a
Public health worker can develop sustainable programs and build community capacity for health promotion by taking into account the ecological context of the community from an ethnographic assessment. Public health worker can incorporate findings from their assessment into program development by having lively discussions and distributing information to develop the tailored program in the community. Public health workers strategically utilized these partnerships to design and implement the program. These Community strategies were also utilized successfully to develop effective prevention and intervention programs (including both primary and secondary prevention programs) for Community dimensions of practice skills cardiovascular disease prevention. Focus on communication, collaboration, and linkages between public health workers and the many stakeholders in a community.
Therefore, sediments are usually used as an indicator to reflect the environment quality of aquatic systems (Unlu et al., 2008). In order to avoid the pollution of trace metals, it is important to establish the data and understand the mechanisms affecting the distribution of these toxic metals in marine environment. Due to the complexity of the chemical behaviour of metals in the sediment, there has been no widely accepted sediment quality standard so far (Binelli et al., 2008). Some methodologies to assess heavy metal pollution in sediments have been proposed, such as the geoaccumulation index (Igeo), pollution load index (PLI), sediment enrichment factor (EF), contamination factor (CF), etc. These four methods have something in common as they all use heavy metal concentration in the relatively uncontaminated sediment as background value, through comparing the heavy metal concentration in studied samples with the background value to evaluate the pollution degree of the heavy metal in the sediment (Burgess and Pellertier,
In order to improve the marine environment, the government and the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait should take immediate actions that can influence the society and help in minimizing aquatic debris and pollution. Aquatic littering and marine pollution can be caused by a number of different sources. Aquatic littering can be further categorized into two main sources, namely, land-based sources and marine-based sources. Land-based sources that pollute the marine environment include local drainage systems, fleeting streams and sewage drainage. Industrial, agricultural and domestic activities also play a vital role in causing marine pollution.
Environmental education should lead for gathering mass awareness which should bring environmentally wiser policies. Thus, in order to protect and conserve the environment, enabling people to lead quality life due emphasis has to be given to environmental education in both formal and non formal system of educations Sundaravalli
One of the most concerning health burden for the public health department is health disparities in the population. The public health goal is to improve health and prevent diseases among the population and in the individuals to create a healthy population. To achieve this goal, it important to involve the individual and the population needs. The need to develop and establish a program that can benefit everyone. In this view, it is important to identify the social and environmental factors that greatly influence the health of the individuals and the population.