Public Health

MEDILINK empowers to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides leadership in response to public health threats.

Public Health Consultancy
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

Medilink assists in protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury prevention. 

-> Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
-> Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
-> Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
-> Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
-> Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
-> Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
-> Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of healthcare when otherwise unavailable.
-> Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
-> Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
-> Research for new insights and innovation solutions to health problems.

What are the five pillars of public health?
-> Epidemiology.
-> Environmental Health.
-> Health administration.
-> Bio statics.
-> Health promotion and education.

Areas of Public Health Responsibility
-> Assure an Adequate Local Public Health Infrastructure.
-> Promote Healthy Communities and Healthy Behavior.
-> Prevent the Spread of Communicable Disease.
-> Protect Against Environmental Health Hazards.
-> Prepare and Respond To Emergencies.
-> Assure Health Services.
-> Federal Influences.