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What is primary health care

essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods of technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost that the community and the country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development in the spirit of self determination


What are the 8 essential components of Primary care

1: Education concerning prevailing health problems and the methods of preventing and controlling them
2: Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition
3: An adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation
4: Maternal and child health care including family planning
5: Immunization against major infectious diseases
6: Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases
7: appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries
8: Provision of essential drugs


What is the Healthy People 2020 program

-program managed by the office of disease prevention and health promotion
-science based 10year national objectives for improving the health of all americans
-can be used by many different people


Whats new for 2020

a renewed focus on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities through a determinants of health approach


What is the American Public Health Association

largest organization of public health professionals with over 50,000 members
-APHA brings together researchers, health service providers, administrators, teachers, and other health workers in a unique multidisciplinary environment of professional exchange study and action


What issues are confronted by APHA

-Federal/state funding for health programs
-chronic and infectious diseases
-pollution, smoke free society
-education in public health


Does APHA have a Chiropractic section

Yes: 25th section established in 1995


Whats the rationale for APHA having a Chiro division

-public health represents the efforts made by a society to protect, promote and restore health
-Public health supports prevention and health promotion
-to increase impact on society by adding chiropractic skills and knowledge to those of the rest of the public health community


What are the achievements in public health

-control of infectious disease
-impact of vaccines
-motor vehicle safety
-workplace safety
-decreased CHD death
-safer food
-healthier moms and kids
-family planning
-tobacco as health hazard
-importance of fluoride for teeth


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In the show Seinfeld, what was George's ATM code that he wouldn't divulge even under duress of fire?
Bonus: What was the title of the episode?

Bonus: The Secret Code