Sample Healthcare Paper on Public Health Reflection

Biological concepts create new knowledge frontiers in genetics relevant to public health, as well as in understanding the prevalence of diseases. Biology principles enable public health professionals to understand how to achieve and sustain homeostasis, as well as aid in conducting research and experiments integral in formulating public health policy.

The thinking about public health issues have considerably changed because I have discovered the significant role that biology plays in public health practice. According to Dennis, Auerbach, Balshaw, Cui, Fallin, Smith, Spira, Sumner, and Miller (2016), the goals and benefits of studying biology are integral towards understanding the tenets of public health research and policies. Indeed, biology plays an essential role in discovering the fundamental mechanisms responsible for maintaining and achieving homeostasis. I have learned that public health officers require biological knowledge to understand the human capacity to adapt in their environment. Per Khoury, Iademarcom and Riley (2016), adapting to the ever-changing environmental factors is the initial step towards fighting chronic diseases affecting human population. Additionally, I have learned that neurological dysfunction is responsible for all forms of dementia, which is a public health issue I wish to tackle in my future practice.

Public health programs rely on extensive research, experiments, and simulations conducted by public health professionals relating to the spread of diseases. The research and experiments I will be conducting will incorporate biological concepts learnt in class to better understand the prevalence of hereditary disorders within communities. Additionally, I intend to utilize my biological knowledge to understand how environmental factors such as pollution affect human health in communities. Per Khoury and Evans (2015), a succinct understanding of hereditary and environmental factors affecting community health is critical in creating action plans. The action plans are envisaged in public health policies and programs meant to improve health outcomes in communities.

Public health policies and programs rely on extensive research and experiments conducted by health professionals. Biological concepts such as homeostasis, genetic hereditary factors, as well as environmental factors like pollution provide valuable insights in understanding public health issues to be addressed by specific health programs.

 

References

Dennis, K., Auerbach, S., Balshaw, D., Cui, Y., Fallin, M., Smith, M., Spira, A., Sumner, S., & Miller, G. (2016). The importance of the biological impact of exposure to the concept of the exposome. Environmental Health Perspectives124(10), 1504–1510. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP140.

Khoury, M., & Evans, J. (2015). A public health perspective on a national precision medicine cohort: balancing long-term knowledge generation with early health benefit. JAMA, 313(21), 2117–2118. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3382.

Khoury, M., Iademarco, M., & Riley, W. (2016). Precision public health for the era of precision medicine. American Journal of Preventive Medicine50(3), 398–401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.08.031.