I recently met with two business mentors who gave incredible advice about focusing on a niche and my skills that stand out. It was suggested that I should highlight my background in public health and write content that shows I am a trusted source. I loved the idea and thought I should first write about why people should trust public health professionals.
Public health focuses on preventing health conditions, saving money, and improving the public’s quality of life. The type of prevention can vary from laws such as wearing your seatbelt in the car, affordable housing and education, safe neighborhoods, and health statistics such as the daily covid-19 cases in your state. Public health efforts are broad but essential to help against developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and disease outbreaks such as covid-19. Here is a detailed read about the history of public health.
My specific public health education included an additional focus on health disparities or communities who are disadvantaged and experience inequities. Schooling for public health professionals is pretty extensive. Most graduate program curricula involve research-based assignments and hands-on learning. I can’t tell you how many books, articles, and credited websites I’ve read. Most papers were no shorter than 15ish pages (I remember a final project being 40 pages). Public professionals receive training that includes synthesizing information and extracting the most credible resources to help make decisions. Think of public health professionals as the problem- preventers. We love to share information so that you can make informed lifestyle decisions. Public health professionals are essential in communities. They have helped shape some of the greatest inventions. Here are 100 of them.