Education of the various methods of preventing disease is critical to the health and well-being of the general population. Every year, millions of people are affected by illnesses that are preventable. An early edification about the safety protocols and basic sanitation maintenance for prevention of disease is imperative to healthy lifestyles and early health conscientiousness The rate of contraction of various diseases has a direct correlation to the size of the population.
A greater population means more contact, and as contact becomes more frequent, the chance of contracting germs and other pathogens increases as well. Simple precautionary measures can significantly lessen the chance for passing and receiving communicable diseases and microorganisms. Undergraduate studies that involve disease prevention usually consist of group projects and instructional videos about basic sanitary practice. These can include washing of hands and statistical data on the prevalence of microbes and the contagious nature of disease.
Courses on biostatistics and epidemiology are widely available in most colleges or universities. In addition to the education offered by schools, federally funded organizations proffer excellent resources. The National Institute of Health’s subdivision – The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) – and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue public statements continuously updating the public about potential threats and methods of preventing disease.
By raising public awareness and educating people about safety protocols, the overall quality of life improves. The National Institute of Health is responsible for the creation of health campaigns, organizations, and research teams directed toward disease prevention. References Lewis, Charles E.. “Teaching Medical Students About Disease Prevention and Health Promotion”. Retrieved on August 19, 2010 from NCBI. NLM. NIH. gov: http://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC1424329/pdf/pubhealthrep00117-0020. pdf