The health sector is faced with a number of competing interests, from public health interventions, their outcomes and impacts, understanding health problems with regard to program management, as well as the general practices within the health sector. Regarding health interventions, though public health interventions are not universal and differ from area to area, most of the interventions have a similar roadmap towards achieving success (Glymour & Spiegelman, 2017). This involves four steps which are mobilization, assessment, planning, implementation, and tracking.
With regard to planning, it is an essential process in public health interventions. This is more so because health interventions are majorly concerned with preventing or reducing particular health problems. A poor planning process, therefore, has a consequence of failed health interventions (Wallace, Brown & Hilton, 2014). Health interventions too have had various impacts and outcomes in the general welfare of persons and the community as a whole. For instance, reduced mortality rates and improved health, reduced hospitalization, and lowered readmissions have been noted.
Further, in the health sector, health professionals are often faced with situations that require them to distinguish between doing the right things and doing things right. In terms of doing the right thing, a health professional is expected to act in manner best befitting the existing circumstances and to achieve the best effects in the long run (Mohammed et al., 2016). On the other hand, doing things right entails that a health professional not only does what is required of them but does it in a manner that is of high efficiency (Mohammed et al., 2016). Overall, the public health sector is one important part of the community as any potential risks to the health of the community are not only monitored but managed. Every aspect of public health is therefore essentially significant.
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- Glymour, M. M., & Spiegelman, D. (2017). Evaluating Public Health Interventions: 5. Causal Inference in Public Health Research—Do Sex, Race, and Biological Factors Cause Health Outcomes?. American journal of public health, 107(1), 81-85.
- Mohammed, K., Nolan, M. B., Rajjo, T., Shah, N. D., Prokop, L. J., Varkey, P., & Murad, M. H. (2016). Creating a patient-centered health care delivery system: a systematic review of health care quality from the patient perspective. American Journal of Medical Quality, 31(1), 12-21.
- Wallace, L. M., Brown, K. E., & Hilton, S. (2014). Planning for, implementing and assessing the impact of health promotion and behaviour change interventions: A way forward for health psychologists. Health psychology review, 8(1), 8-33.