I am incredibly curious, capable, and passionate when it comes to the fields of science and medicine. I can only imagine myself operating in a profession where I get to make direct, tangible contributions to people and bettering their lives. My identity is first and foremost defined by my faith as a Seventh Day Adventist, and second by my family and community. The Loma Linda PA Program can allow me to become the embodiment of all that I value: a highly-trained medical professional that can use her faith and medical training to consistently serve their community with compassion and
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
One must keep their environment clean. If we have to improve the public health then public awareness is a primary requirement. There are a number of ways in which we can spread awareness and educate the public how to protect the environment. Campaigns must be organized to make people aware, some of the examples for the awareness campaigns are: (a) Clean your neighbourhood (b) Vaccination and control of the diseases (c) Regular check-ups (d) Eating safer and healthier foods (e) Safe drinking water (f) Healthier mothers and babies and access to family planning (g) Recognition of tobacco and cigarette smoking as a threat to
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, preventive health care save lives and improve health by identifying illnesses earlier, managing and treating them more effectively before the condition can progress1. Under the ACA, 15 preventive services and one wellness visit are fully covered by the majority of the insurance plans without copays and coinsurance. Free preventive health care has had a direct effect on the health care costs in the U.S. Many Americans wait to see a doctor until they get sick due to cost2. However, by making preventive health care services free it helps Americans live longer, healthier lives and keeping health care costs down.
This initiative is a community-based public health effort, which relies on schools, churches, local organizations, and businesses of it to be successful in improving birth outcomes. (MOMS) This includes methods for better community services, social services, addressing race related issues, and improving the available medical services. CCBOH currently has awareness programs, training and education programs, community outreach strategies, and other system of support for the citizens of Clayton
Moreover, thanks to the publications of IOM the attention to patient safety has been drawn to the general public. The researchers also point out that the positive impact of the Institute of Medicine lies, obviously, at least in two aspects: awareness of the problem to prevent medical errors, attracting the support of stakeholders and changes in practice. The consequence of this was the creation of the Agency of Healthcare and
With all the pressure and exhaustion they experience, knowing that they have given their best in rendering quality nursing care towards patient wellness was enough. I would be glad to experience it as well and be able to touch people’s lives and provide the care they need. If given the chance and be admitted in the University of Washington’s BSN program, I would be more than glad to learn more and share what I know in the pursuit of providing innovative patient
The health and condition of our patients is where we give our full attention to. Nurses can help improve patient’s health and well being by linking social determinants of health to outcomes (Ref). Research has proven that social determinants of health such as homelessness can affect health outcomes (Ref).We want to give our best effort to help in the development in each individual to regain maximal functional status through independence and self care. We need to make sure that we reach our goals in our plan of care and making sure that we will do everything in our ability to be as healthy as possible and teach them how to maintain being healthy. While ensuring our patient’s health, we should be mindful of our health as nurses as well.
I perceive myself as someone with many ambitions and interests; and yet, I cannot recall an exact moment when my aspiration for nursing became prevalent. However, there were many instances in my life that lead to my definitive decision of becoming part of a nursing profession. I remember my determination to improve the quality of life on a global scale initiated from my research activities in high school. I was involved in a two-year study with my mentor Zhong Qi Cheng, a professor at Brooklyn College, on an alternative treatment of wastewater using Effective Microorganisms (EM-1). Since EM-1 was inexpensively synthesized and more environmentally friendly, this treatment could potentially have a significant impact on the way the world clean
Public health is a type of science that works to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability The history of public health come all the way from centuries and has been recognized as having concern for the human health. It has been also recognized that the treatment of illness in individuals is different from public health’s focus which is the preventing and protecting the health of a population. (Scotia N, 2007). Public health history has a lot of importance to the communities as it has brought out a lot of achievements as follows: introduction of vaccines, motor vehicle safety, safe workplace, control of infectious diseases, reduced deaths from coronary heart diseases and stroke, safe and
How managed care plans contribute to public health practice. This article looks at alliance between Health plans and public health agencies. They discuss how public health care plans have similar needs also may have similar needs for the expertise and clinical capacity to serve vulnerable and underserved populations. Health care plans that are in place now to assist people with having access to health care. Public health has serve under advantage people for several years.
Morehouse School of Medicine is an appealing option for pursuing my medical education. When reading Morehouse’s mission statement, improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities grasped my attention. My clinical experiences revolve around communities that are underserved, and sharing the same mission as Morehouse is key to becoming the physician I aspire to be. One of the things that stood out to me about Morehouse is the student run Good Samaritan Health Center. I am very interested about being involved with God Samaritan, because it is akin to the Siloam Family Health Center that I volunteer at, and it is an embodiment of Morehouse’s mission.