By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County Firearm-related injury and death, from suicide to accidental injury and homicide – is a major public health problem and a leading cause of premature death in King County and nationally. In 2016, 683 Washington state residents, with 151 from King County, died from a firearm injury, including 20 Washington state children ages 17 and younger with 7 from King County. Firearm-related injuries have very high personal and financial costs to individuals, families and society – and that’s why prevention is essential. In 2015, the cost of firearm fatalities alone (not counting non-fatal injuries) in King County was almost $200 million from medical costs and lost productivity, and nationally the cost is in the hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Although recent mass shootings have highlighted the need to more effectively address firearm-related injury and deaths, the fact is that … [Read more...] about Public Health and medical community pledge to decrease gun violence
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBenedict Carey June 8, 2018 The deaths of the designer Kate Spade and the chef Anthony Bourdain, both of whom committed suicide this week, were not simply pop culture tragedies. They were the latest markers of an intractable public health crisis that has been unfolding in slow motion for a generation. Treatment for chronic depression and anxiety — often the precursors to suicide — has never been more available and more widespread. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported a steady, stubborn rise in the national suicide rate, up 25 percent since 1999. The rates have been climbing each year across most age and ethnic groups. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of the death in the United States. Nearly 45,000 Americans killed themselves in 2016, twice the number who died by … [Read more...] about How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Upshot Supported by The New Health Care Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when you consider they’re often so valuable that they pay for themselves. ByAaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt May 28, 2018 Not only have many public health interventions in the United States been hugely successful, but they’ve also saved more money than they’ve cost. And yet Americans spend relatively little money in that domain and far more on medical care that returns less value for its costs. Instead of continually complaining about how much is being spent on health care with little to show for it, maybe we should direct more of that money to public health. What Do We Mean by Public Health? It encompasses efforts made to improve the health of a broad population with investments not ordinarily considered “health … [Read more...] about It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health?
1. Background The health sector has often been considered an entry point for overall development of the country. Nepal is one of the 189 countries committed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), universal health coverage and more recently Social Development Goal (SDG). In order to fulfill the goals of SDGs, the impetus created by the Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020. More importantly, constitution of Nepal has enshrined health as fundamental rights of Nepali people and mandated the provision free basic health care services. This has rightly acknowledged the importance of health sector which demands the production and deployment of quality health service providers in the country. Progress in the health sector over the last decade has been impressive with most key health (and nutrition) indicators showing improvements. Life expectancy at birth in Nepal is rising and is now higher than most other neighboring countries at 67 (Asia-Pacific HDR, 2012), infant mortality has … [Read more...] about Syllabus for Public Health Licensing Examination 2073 – Nepal Health Professional Council
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation P.J. Saunders, J.D. Middleton, G. Rudge; Environmental Public Health Tracking: a cost-effective system for characterizing the sources, distribution and public health impacts of environmental hazards, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 506–513, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw130 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundThe contemporary environment is a complex of … [Read more...] about Environmental Public Health Tracking: a cost-effective system for characterizing the sources, distribution and public health impacts of environmental hazards