Public health professionals perform a wide range of public health services. They assist individuals by linking them with health services, particularly in areas where health care is not accessible. They also assist communities by monitoring health status and mobilizing community partnerships to identify and investigate community health problems and hazards. Many are educators, informing and empowering people about health issues. Others work on a broader level, developing policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts, and evaluating effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of health services. Lastly, public health professionals work to maintain the integrity of our community health efforts by enforcing laws and regulations that protect our health and safety, and by ensuring a competent healthcare workforce.
For more information on public health careers, visit the Association of Schools & Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) website.
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