If you're new to the world of global public health and development, below you will find topics and links to familiarize yourself and empower others.
Q: What is public health?
A: Public Health is the unique science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promoting healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.
The main goal of public health is to protect the health of entire populations. Populations can be defined by their size (large or small) or by the condition of their healthcare (access for all with quality service or unequal access with poor conditions) Mahn Healthcare works to improve these healthcare disparities among underserved populations with a blend various public health practices to provide treatment service solutions that are efficient and low cost, while keeping patient health outcomes our top priority.
Test your knowledge of public health here (www.whatispublichealth.org)
Q: Why are underserved populations important to the overall health of a community?
A: Frankly, we are glad you asked! If you are asking yourself this question, you have made one giant step towards making a difference in underserved communities! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), inadequate breastfeeding, inappropriate food choices and a lack of access to highly nutritious foods contribute to global malnourishment. These issues are most prevalent where health education and healthcare access are limited.
Mahn Healthcare understands that to heal the world, we must begin with those that lack access to basic health interventions. By narrowing our efforts to strategically increase health outcomes in the impoverished places of the world, Mahn Healthcare and its global partners will redefine they way public health can be used to change the world.