Career as a Public Health Physician/ Public Health Consultant
Public Health Physicians/ Public Health Consultants are dedicated to wellness & health protection in communities to prevent epidemics, prevent spread of diseases, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote & encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters, assist communities in recovery and assure the quality & accessibility of health services. Analyzing the health of a population and the threats it faces is the basis for public health. As for an example, public health programs providing vaccinations have made strides in the eradication of smallpox, a disease that harassed us for many decades. Common public health initiatives include the promotion of hand-washing, delivery of vaccinations, suicide prevention, etc. The most important challenge facing all Public Health professionals today is that of changing the way in which health care is delivered to those who have less access to it. Otherwise, the universal goal of public health care cannot be achieved.