Public health, to me, is a platform to advocate for those who need it and an inclusive community where people are accepted and valued regardless of their race, sexuality, and gender.
Public Health is the intersection of several disciplines - biology, statistics, psychology, social sciences, and communications, just to name a few – with the purpose of positively impacting health in the larger population; health, in this context, includes not just the prevention and treatment of disease, but also the larger goal of promoting overall physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.
Public Health to me is the means to give people the access and the tools to live a healthy and successful life, which includes health education, access to healthcare services, and adequate, thorough health care.
Public health is perspective from which to study, understand, and improve the complex ways people interact with their self, community, environment, and policies that influence multidimensional health, from the individual level to the global population.
To me, public health is the combination of social and healthcare services and workforces which strive to create healthy communities; prevent and respond to illness and injury; and promote health equity.
Public health, to me, can be epitomized by throwing a small stone into still water such that the ripple effects of one seemingly small action can reach out and touch all aspects of the shore--that is, all the many lives around us.
Public health is the ongoing, organized effort to develop environments for all people to feel whole, including identifying and changing conditions in conflict with this goal.
Public health to me is the overall initiative to better the health of our communities and population through science-based research, health promotion programing and education.
Public health is the study, promotion, and advocacy of all health matters, including mental and physical health as well as the societal factors that influence safety and well-being.
Public health is the science that promotes prevention and safety of improving the health of communities through education, advocacy, and research for disease prevention at an individual and population level.
Public Health is a field that aims to improve health outcomes in populations--whether locally or globally--through intersectoral collaboratives focused on prevention, education, and research.
I see public health as an interdisciplinary force that aims to improve health and wellness by building up community resources thereby improving the overall health of the nation.
Public health is a committed, collaborative effort to investigate and address the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” of achieving optimal health & well-being across all populations.
Whether it be through advocacy, programming, or by simply lending a helping hand, public health to me is about addressing the barriers and needs of a population in order to enable them to have optimal physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
Public health, to me, describes a public system--an overarching umbrella--which is made up of specialists trained in specific areas with the common goal: to keep the people it serves, including the environment and all its creatures, safe, and efficiently running without prejudice, without hate, without political bias, and with a constant eye on how we can do better, be better, and prepare better in the future.
Public health is the interdisciplinary field of study whose sole purpose is to investigate, inform, and intervene on any subject that causes harm to the health of the mass population.
Public health focuses on the health inequities and injustices that disproportionately affect people and strive to improve the health and well being of those communities, the environment, and social structures.
Public health to me is not just the social, economic, judicial, medical, and biological factors that contribute to individual and community well-being, but also finding where we can contribute to and bolster the systems that support this well-being.
To me, public health is the opportunity to extend humanity towards others and connect individuals, community and populations together through shared compassion and recognized interdependence.
Public health describes a dynamic field that engages people from many different disciplines to understand, address, and intervene on the complex drivers of human health and disease.
Public Health is about protecting health and improving quality of life for all humans using different disciplines through collaboration among public health professionals, government, community organization and the private sector.
Public health refers to empowering and educating people to promote healthy lifestyles, in all forms, and prevent illness in a patient-centered manner as well as at a community level with the purpose of improving their quality of life.
For me, Public Health means the better approach to understand and respond to health in the communities because this discipline considers all factors that could be determinant in health status, including and beyond the healthcare system.
Public health is an area focused on dealing with issues associated with the protection and promotion of community health which involves sanitation, immunization, and preventive medicine.
Public Health affords the opportunity to reach the unreached, thereby impacting lives and ensuring that people don't become victims of diseases that can be prevented.
It will be important for the next generation to translate the amazing stuff we are doing in public health in a way that gets government leaders attention and promotes investment in a robust public health infrastructure.
My concentration is Epidemiology and I'm interested in utilizing data analytics to streamline screening and surveillance systems, specifically for vulnerable and underserved populations.
I hope that in my future role as an health administrator, I can help develop and implement initiatives and interventions that promote better practices on a patient- and community-level.
I believe that if we focus on housing/quality of living conditions at a global level, many other issues would start to self-correct a bit or, at the very least, help to narrow the scope of what the next steps could be.
My passion and interests relating to what I believe is one of the biggest public health threats facing the world today is that of vaccine hesitancy and antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance.
Being able to work together in a setting that utilized teamwork and allowed me to significantly impact patients lives while I worked in a pediatric Emergency Department was the most rewarding experience of my career so far.
It is our job as health professionals to constructively correct the misinformation that exists and innovatively reach communities that do not have adequate access to vaccinations.
The public health issue that I see as most pressing right now is that im/migration is not explicitly viewed nor treated by our government as a public health issue, but rather as a "national security threat".
My research interests primarily revolve around infectious diseases and emergency preparedness, which kind of tie into what I believe to be one of the biggest public health threats.
I was fortunate enough to study both biology and Spanish during my undergraduate career. The intersection of health and culture has always been of interest to me. Public health was the perfect field to study acculturation and all the other factors that influence health.
I read "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston in high school and realized that I was fascinated by epidemiology and how researchers work to track down the sources of disease and how they use that knowledge to implement future prevention strategies.
Public health is a universal umbrella--a crucial component needed to protect all things living and the environment safe from dangerous effects of disease, disasters and ultimately human actions.
The most rewarding experience has been becoming aware of a different view of medicine regarding our entire country and world. And learning how health disparities and inequities continue the cycle of sickness, poverty, and mortality.
Public health is ultimately about coming together as a community to better ourselves, our environment, and our interactions through evidence-based practices that center around health outcomes and the social determinants of health.
Public health is a method of preventing diseases and infections from occurring, improving the quality of life, and working with racial disparities at a population level rather than an individual scope.
Public health is essential to preventing disease and injury, protecting populations, and invigorating people to lead healthy lives through research, policy, and health behavior strategies which is something I am proud to be a part of.
After visiting a small, under privileged community in Honduras I understood that Public Health is the most important area of study that I could use to one day help another human being.
Public health is providing communities all over the world with the preventative services to protect them from infectious diseases such cholera or malaria which could otherwise be prevented.
Public health is the protection and amelioration of all what we eat, drink, breathe, and where we live, work and play. Public health is like oxygen; it is critical, but we do not see it in action.
Public Health to me, means that I will be involved in the process of protecting and improving the health of my community through the use of preventative medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.
Public health is about attaining the physical and psychological well being for each and every individual around the globe, through collaboration and partnership among private sectors, community organizations, and public health leaders.
Public health is the ability to look at health issues in a community or population and create/develop solutions that have long-term impacts for promotion of health and prevention of disease.
Public health is gathering the community and interdisciplinary teams together to create an environment that will improve the quality of life for all individuals and provide sustainable tools that will encourage people to live healthier lives.
To me, public health is a field of medicine whose main objectives are not only to prevent disease while promoting health through various methods of treatment and education, but also to identify and understand the specific health needs of a population, to value those needs, and to work to fulfill them.
Public health is a field where scientists and practitioners unite to tackle current challenges, regardless of how big or small, that threaten to compromise the health, safety, and welfare of our people.
During my undergraduate career I volunteered in the communities of Trujillo and Agallpampa, Peru and fell in love with the experiences I had helping people through parasite prevention, education and establishing free weekend health clinics.
Global health is a combined effort that involves people from all walks of life; from nurses and tribal healers to translators and farmers. I want to be a part of their integrated efforts to support public health. Additionally, my volunteer work with a Special Olympics team showed me the importance of inclusivity and the power of compromise.
Public health is the art and science of protecting the health of populations. Imagine the impact of healing a single person or fixing an individual condition; now multiple that by hundreds, thousands, even millions – that’s the impact of public health.
Public health is multi-faceted, population-based area of concentration for improved health and well-being; focusing on the greater ecological perspectives for prevention, intervention, education, and evaluation.
Public health is not only the study and analysis of environmental impacts and human health disparities, or quantifying a specific disease in a community, but it’s also taking action on these, and engaging with the community.
Public health is improving the health of families and communities through health promotion and disease prevention, detection and control through the lens of community empowerment.
Public health is my passion. It is the ability to systematically identify and prevent disease through collaboration between interdisciplinary teams, communities, and populations.
My passion for public health stems from my belief that we are to treat others how we would like to be treated and I wouldn’t want to be hungry, drinking contaminated water or dying of a preventable disease.
Public health is an ecosystem that is always changing—with different communities, cultures, and stakeholders—all of which have a vested interest in making a population healthy from the start.
Public health is the combination of a variety of interests and skills (engineering, medicine, environmental, education, etc.) coming together to provide people with the opportunities to lead healthier lives.
Public health is the interdisciplinary science that focuses on improving and promoting the complete health (mental, physical, behavioral) of individuals and communities.
Public health fosters people’s wellbeing by providing our local, national, and global communities with the necessary tools for them to prevent disease and practice healthy living.
Public health encompasses the full spectrum of broad-based public initiatives that improve the health of our communities, whether they comprise a row of houses along a street, an entire school district, or an entire nation.
Public health is community empowerment through reduction of health disparities, awareness and education of risk reduction strategies, and prevention and policy development.
Public health is developing sustainable interventions that inspire communities to be more participatory in their own health and wellness by promoting awareness and personal accountability.