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Public health is affected by so many things that we often times do no realize or pay extra attention to. One factor socioeconomic status is one of the major factors that impact public health. It is determined by an individuals income, education, and occupation(Adler et al., 2002). Education is probably the most important factor of socioeconomic status because it provides individuals with more knowledge needed to improve public health. Income is also important in public health because it is used to determine what that patient is able to afford and if they need assistance with paying for services. In my community I see a lot of assistance with Public Health services. Different forms of discounts, free services, or recommendations to less expensive places to get assistance. When referring to public health and education it is important to mention that without the proper knowledge, not only will it affect one individual but an entire community. In my community when there is one, could be deadly, outbreak everything is shut down to keep everyone else safe. We recently had this happen when there was a brain-eating amoeba that killed one, until they found out where it was coming from(Johnson, 2020). We could not use the water and everyone was on edge because we did not know where it started.
Adler, N., & Newman, K. (2002, March/April). Socioeconomic Disparities In Health: Pathways And Policies. Health Affairs , 21(2), . https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.21.2.60