Public Health Employment

What different public health employment settings are available?

Professionals in the public health field can work for both private and public organizations. Within the public sector, there are federal, state and local organizations. Examples of federal or government organizations include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institute for Health. Examples of local health groups include any non-profit organizations, colleges, research and development institutes, and even hospitals. Examples of non-profit organizations would include the American Cancer Society or the Red Cross. In the private sector there are positions available such as working in control trials for health insurance or pharmaceutical companies.

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What types of accomplishments have occurred due to the field of public health?

According to a study in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed public health’s biggest achievements to include the following:

Vaccines: Due to the widespread use of vaccines, smallpox and polio were eradicated in North and South America, and

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