There are many factors that will continue to impact community and population health. Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for.
There are many factors that will continue to impact community and population health.
Consider the past achievements in public health as many have implications around the globe.
Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for.
Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you have used or currently use in your nursing practice.
Take a moment to review the Twitter feed for compelling Tweets that are related to informatics, global health, and population health outcomes.
Share an overview the Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in community health.
Compose a 280-character or fewer Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the next decade related to public health achievements. Please try to be realistic, but also be visionary. Remember Twitter only allows 280 characters (this includes spaces, etc.) so you will need to be concise. It should include a hashtag. Include a reference URL if applicable. Share this Tweet in the discussion. (Note: A Twitter account is not required nor share your Tweet on social media).
Your discussion post should look like:
Paragraph one: Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for
Paragraph two: Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you have used or currently use in your nursing practice.
Paragraph three: Share information from a Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in community health.
Paragraph four: Compose a 280-character Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the next decade related to public health achievements.
Resources: Where did you find your data?
Example: New HIV infection rates at all-time low worldwide #primaryprevention #collaborationiskey #WeGotThis #RNsunite www.HIV.gov
During the 20th century, the health and life expectancy of persons residing in the United States improved dramatically. Since 1900, the average lifespan of persons in the United States has lengthened by greater than 30 years; 25 years of this gain are attributable to advances in public health (1). To highlight these advances, MMWR will profile 10 public health achievements (see box) in a series of reports published through December 1999.
Many notable public health achievements have occurred during the 1900s, and other accomplishments could have been selected for the list. The choices for topics for this list were based on the opportunity for prevention and the impact on death, illness, and disability in the United States and are not ranked by order of importance.
The first report in this series focuses on vaccination, which has resulted in the eradication of smallpox; elimination of poliomyelitis in the Americas; and control of measles, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and other infectious diseases in the United States and other parts of the world.
Ten Great Public Health Achievements — United States, 1900-1999
Future reports that will appear in MMWR throughout the remainder of 1999 will focus on nine other achievements:
The list of achievements was developed to highlight the contributions of public health and to describe the impact of these contributions on the health and well being of persons in the United States. A final report in this series will review the national public health system, including local and state health departments and academic institutions whose activities on research, epidemiology, health education, and program implementation have made these achievements possible.