Public Health professionals examine a population’s health issues by asking broad questions, such as:
- Who gets a disease and why?
- What changes to the health care delivery system should be made to increase access to care?
- How can individuals change risky health behaviors?
- What are the best interventions for preventing a disease?
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Public Health spans a broad range of disciplines, and professionals can select an area that plays to their strengths and interests. Examples of specialty areas are:
- Environmental health
- Maternal and child health
- Infectious diseases
- Community health
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There are limitless career possibilities for public health professionals. They can work in:
- Local, state, national, and international government agencies
- Health care facilities
- Colleges and universities
- Non profit organizations
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