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The Business of Keeping America Healthy

It’s no secret that the United States of America has more people suffering from obesity than any other developed country in the world. 

It’s also no secret that this epidemic is costing Americans billions of dollars each year, whether they’re struggling with their own health problems or having to pay to take care of their overweight friends, family members and coworkers (it’s estimated that more than half of all working Americans will be obese by the year 2030). 

So where can you go if you want to make money helping your country address its growing health issues?

1#One day in the life of a health department

I was in an office meeting, discussing the budget for this year.

 It's more difficult than usual because we're not getting as much funding from the federal government. We have to rethink what our priorities are and decide what services are most necessary to provide.


I'm taking a phone call with a constituent who wants to know why I took away her daughter's hearing aids. 

I didn't take away her daughter's hearing aids; they were just being repaired at the time.


I go on a walk I through with my staff and see how they're doing their jobs, and if they need any help or anything. 

Later that day I meet with one of the social workers about a plan for kids who come into care. We talk about different options available to them and figure out which is best. Then I have to break some bad news


someone in charge of grant applications submitted paperwork that got rejected so now we don't get those funds either. 

The team reassures me that it's not all bad - even though it feels like everything is falling apart around us, there are still people coming up to tell me about how thankful they are for the work we do here every day. 

There will be other grants and opportunities that pop up down the line, too for now, we'll keep plugging along and serving the people of our county until better days arrive! I met with (insert colleague name) to discuss the strategies we could use in order to raise revenue. 

One idea that has really grown on me is charging higher prices for vaccinations and using the additional revenue to hire more medical professionals. 

Nowadays everybody's afraid of needles, but since health education teaches us about needles it would probably encourage more people to get vaccinated. 

That would benefit everyone because healthier communities means less disease overall! And then we can save money by decreasing spending on preventative medicine while increasing spending on treatment. But it's important to remember that first and foremost, prevention is always preferable over cure. 

2#That's why vaccination rates should remain high, regardless of price. 

These things cost money, after all, and without a stable budget it becomes increasingly difficult to balance competing interests. 

But hopefully soon we'll get back on track and put these plans into motion. In the meantime, we can always rely on creative solutions. Like when my boss came to me with a brilliant idea for how we might make some extra cash.


Everyday Americans often want something new or want to update something old - such as their old furniture. If you're looking for something new or want to update your old furniture you might consider selling your used furniture online! You could also sell your used furniture locally, through classified ads like Craigslist. 

In addition, garage sales and estate sales are great places to buy inexpensive secondhand furniture that doesn't require huge capital expenditures upfront bit's another good way to create inventory without paying retail prices yourself! But what about finding the right buyer? 

How does that happen? By working with a third party website, of course! When you list your furniture on sites like Craigslist, they're going to help match buyers with sellers. They have tools for both sides and no listing fees you're thinking: 

That's not very reliable. Well it is! Sites like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp have billions of users and give people the chance to search for exactly what they want - whether it's a couch or a dresser. 

All you have to do is upload a picture of the item and describe what it is and what condition it's in.


OfferUp isn't free, but you can always get $5 off your first purchase with this coupon code.

So why not try it? You might find a new home for your old furniture, or get some money for something you're not using. Plus, the process is quick and easy. 

After all, you can't argue with an offer that's guaranteed! One of the most common ways people get viruses is from sharing food with others. This is especially true for children, who can contract some nasty bugs in daycare settings or at family gatherings. 

There are some simple steps you can take to reduce the chances that your child will catch a virus from another person - such as washing their hands thoroughly.

Avoiding touching other children's noses and mouths, and not sharing food with others - but what about reducing the number of viruses in the first place? 

You can do this by keeping your kitchen clean! People usually think of cleaning up spills or wiping down surfaces in order to eliminate germs. 

But did you know that dishcloths and sponges can harbor bacteria and spread it to surfaces they touch? 

3#Here are some tips for reducing the risk of cross a contamination in your kitchen: 

Dishcloths should be washed after every use (or more if you don't use soap). It's best to use cloths made out of cotton, hemp, or bamboo because these materials don't retain doors and are less likely to contaminate dishes. 

Avoid using sponges; if you must use one, make sure to soak it frequently (or replace regularly) and always wash it after each use.

 For really tough jobs like dried a on messes or grease splatters on stove tops, avoid abrasive cleaners like steel wool pads which can scratch delicate surfaces. 

Instead, use products that are specially designed for the surface you're working on and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

 Remember to keep your kitchen well ventilated when you're cooking to prevent smells from lingering and causing a headache. 

And finally, stay away from those antibacterial sprays! Some studies show that antibacterial sprays can lead to antibiotic resistance in certain strains of bacteria.

How Do I Become a Health Department Employee?

Health department careers are a good way to be part of the process that ensures.

Americans have access to safe food, clean water, and other health necessities. The first step to becoming a health department employee is deciding which position you want. 

As a health inspector, your job would be inspecting restaurants and grocery stores for violations and ensuring that the food being sold is up to standards. 

If you're interested in public health policy, you could work as an environmental epidemiologist by conducting research on how diseases like cancer or heart disease spread. 

It's also possible to specialised in areas such as infectious diseases or injury prevention.


You might need a Bachelor's degree to qualify for many positions at the federal level, but states can set their own requirements. Be sure to check with individual departments about what qualifications they require before applying. 

If you've got some experience working with people and aren't afraid of going into environments where germs may lurk, this may be just the career path for you! 

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Remember, most states require health department employees to have a food handlers permit before they start inspecting food establishments. 

Be sure to check your state's requirements before applying.

 Some will allow you to take their training program if you already have food handling experience.

Here are some great tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Keep your hands washed when preparing food, after using the toilet, after changing diapers or clothes that may contain fecal material; before eating; after touching animals; 

after handling raw meat; and after coming into contact with bodily fluids. 

Remember to wash your hands even if you use hand sanitizer, since it does not kill all germs. 

Make sure any cutting boards and utensils are washed thoroughly in hot soapy water after each use. 

Thoroughly cooking food kills bacteria, and never put cooked foods back onto a plate that was used for raw foods. 

Make sure dishes stay cool until served (and refrigerate leftovers).

Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running tap water before consuming them (or peel them). 

When serving drinks at parties, keep alcoholic beverages away from children and don't let anyone drink straight out of a punch bowl. In general, follow these guidelines for staying healthy during cold and flu season.

Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; avoid touching surfaces that could contain germs (like doorknobs) unless you wash your hands afterwards.

Get enough sleep every night; eat nutritious meals with plenty of whole grains, fresh produce, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. 

Het plenty of exercise every day. And remember to dress appropriately for winter weather conditions - it's important to keep the outside air out to protect yourself against viruses! Check out the CDC's website for a full list of winter safety tips. 

Many of the things you do to prepare for a winter storm will help you stay healthy and warm in the long run. 

If you live in a place that gets hit with blizzards and heavy snow, be sure to have some food, water, and medication on hand. 

Stock your home with canned goods and fill your car's gas tank before heading out into traffic. 

Pack a kit that includes items like wool socks or boots, sweaters or jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, emergency heating supplies.

Candles blankets (heavy duty), matches or a lighter (for emergency heat), flashlights with extra batteries, extra sets of keys in case your car is stranded.

Road maps and tools for minor emergencies. Consider putting together a first aid kit that contains basic remedies and ointments, prescription medications, bandages and sterile dressings. 

If you have to leave your car, try to stay off the roads and head for high ground. 

If you are caught in a traffic jam, use the time to call loved ones to assure them that you're ok.

Remember not to tie up the lines if there's an emergency,or send an email or text message with your location. If you are stuck in a stalled vehicle, turn on your hazard lights and windshield wipers; find a blanket (to keep the engine from overheating); call for help; stay inside of the vehicle until help arrives; stay calm. 

If you have a walkie talkie or CB radio, keep it tuned to an emergency channel. 

Stay tuned to your local news and the internet for updated forecasts and warnings.

If you have pets, make sure they are well cared for in advance by stocking your home with plenty of food, water, cat litter or straw bedding, a pet carrier or cage (if possible), and any necessary medical records. 

Make sure you have plans for what to do with your pets if you are evacuated or cannot return to your house. Pets can be left with friends who will care for them until you can get back home or, if that's not an option, pets can often be boarded in kennels in advance of the storm.

5#Assemble a list of boarding places, including contact information and prices. 

You may also want to take along some favourites toys or treats so your animal companion won't feel too lonely while you're gone. Don't forget identification tags and microchips as well as current photos. 

Microchip your dog or cat at least six months before the storm season begins to avoid having to put the chip in during a traumatic experience. 

Check all of your doors, windows and roofs for loose materials, debris, animals and power lines that could become airborne during storms. 

Clean gutters and downspouts to prevent clogging from leaves and ice build-up. Install plastic sheeting under shingled roofs to help reduce leaks. 

If you have time between now and when severe weather approaches, check with FEMA about available disaster assistance grants such as low interest loans or federal grants for temporary housing expenses following major disasters. 

Have cash on hand in order to purchase emergency food should stores close because of power outages. 

Buy a portable generator and extra gasoline to run it in the event of a prolonged outage.

If you need help paying for one, apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (IL HEAP).

It provides money to eligible households to help pay their heating bills during the winter.

Review your household budget, looking for anything that can be trimmed or reduced temporarily. 

Try to eliminate nonessential expenditures such as eating out, vacations and hobbies until you can get back on your feet again. 

The same holds true for utilities and other expenses that must be paid even if your income has been drastically reduced. 

Ask your creditors if you can postpone payments until you've recovered. Ask for a break on late fees and penalties for the time being. 

Contact your mortgage company or landlord to see if you qualify for assistance programs that provide affordable rents or mortgages.

 If you own your own home, look into short-term rent with an option to buy programs or government loan programs that assist homeowners with payments after natural disasters have damaged their property. 

Contact a credit counseling service, which can help you establish a debt management plan and negotiate lower rates on your monthly installment obligations. 

A good way to start is by negotiating with the creditors yourself - just call them and see what options are open to you right now.

6#What is my Job as a Health Worker?

Health workers diagnose, treat, and care for patients with illnesses or injuries. 

They counsel patients on how to avoid illnesses and how to manage their conditions. 

The primary goal is to promote health and prevent disease. Health workers provide a broad spectrum of services that include preventive care, emergency care, mental health services, physical rehabilitation or therapy, diagnosis or treatment of acute or chronic conditions. 

There are many types of health professionals including nurses, doctors, dentists and others. 

Health work is one of the most important industries in the United States because it keeps people healthy so they can go out into society and do what they need to do. Without healthy people we wouldn't have a country. 

And without our healthcare system, people would be dying everyday due to lack of proper medical care.

Healthcare workers make up 11% of the total employment force in America according to an NPR study. 

However, even though there are millions more jobs available than people looking for them within this industry it's not easy finding a job as a healthcare worker. 

It's very competitive and therefore there is more demand than supply; but if you're willing to work hard then there will be opportunities for you! You just need to keep your head up, have confidence in yourself, and focus on your end goal.

I am still working hard to achieve my goals which I hope everyone reading this blog post does too.

 To those who feel like giving up: don't. I know things might seem tough now, but don't give up! We only get one shot at life and so make the best of it. We all deserve a chance at happiness- why not.

7#Give it all you've got? 

If you're reading this right now chances are you have some sort of interest in the healthcare field so I'm going to tell you a little bit about my experience being a Medical Assistant student.

At first it was really difficult, since I didn't know anything about being an assistant, but I pushed through and today is my last day before finals week starts.

It has been such a great learning experience meeting new people, learning different skill sets, becoming confident in myself- basically growing up and maturing while attending school. 

For those of you who want to learn about the Medical Assistant program here at (School Name), take note: it's rigorous but worth it! In order to get into the program you'll need two years of College/University level coursework completed and a strong GPA. 

Once enrolled students take four semesters worth of courses in topics such as anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, biochemistry, pharmacology & drug interactions, clinical laboratory sciences among others.

Plus you'll also gain practical experience by taking part in rotations where students complete five weeks of intensive training at an ambulatory setting such as a doctor's office or hospital lab during each semester. 

After completing four semesters students will take part in a capstone course where they put all the knowledge learned from their coursework together. 

By the time you are finished you should have a firm understanding of all facets of the healthcare profession. 

I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in health and wellness. 

This is an exciting time in my life, and I couldn't have done it without the help from my family, friends, and professors. 

I'm really excited to see how this journey unfolds for me and where it leads! Wish me luck! I have a test in my final class tomorrow morning. I think it's safe to say I'm a little nervous. 

But I know it will be okay and everything will turn out alright. It always does. So don't worry about me, I'll be okay! All you need is a positive attitude and the willpower to carry on through the hardships and obstacles in your way, and you'll make it in the end. Just don't give up. Keep fighting for your dreams and aspirations!

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to take care of other people's well being. 

I love that I'm able to make a difference in someone's life every single day. 

It makes me so happy to know that I'm helping other people live a better, healthier life. 

There are so many misconceptions about healthcare, but it is such an amazing career choice with plenty of potential for growth. 

The future of healthcare looks bright, and all you need is the will power and determination to make it happen!

Tips on what to do when you get out into the real world

Here are some tips for people who want to start a career in the health care industry:

1) Get a degree. You can go to school at night, during the day, or even online. It's never too late to earn your degree and get started on your path!

 2) Seek out internships. 

Internships are great because they allow you to learn valuable skills and gain experience before graduating. 

3) Network with professionals in the industry. There are many opportunities for networking with professionals who have been in this field for years, so take advantage!

 4) Attend conferences or seminars on topics that interest you.

Conferences can be an excellent way to learn more about health care careers and connect with others in the same field as you. 

5) Check out company websites. Most companies offer information about what they do and their mission statement show high is helpful for learning about whether it might be a good fit for you! 

6) Visit the library! Libraries are one of the best ways to find books, journals, magazines, videos, etc., that provide information on jobs and occupations in all field so including health care. 


7) Fill out applications. Applications are important not just for job seekers but also for graduates looking to network with employers. 

8) Participate in community service activities or organizations like volunteer organizations that work directly with the health care profession (e.g., Doctors without Borders). 

9) Speak up! Health care jobs depend on being able to communicate effectively with patients and coworkers. Practice communicating verbally by speaking up in class, around friends and family, or at meetings.

10) Find employment resources such as those provided by a can help Michigan- a resource that provides students an opportunity to search local health care job postings! 

11) Don't give up! Remember, there will always be someone to help guide you along the way.

12) Knowledge is power. Make sure to research any field that interests you thoroughly. 

When you find something that sparks your curiosity, read up on it and keep talking to anyone who has worked in the field before. When you're confident that you know what you want to pursue, go ahead and apply! 

Your cover letter should include why you're qualified, which jobs interest you, how long you would be willing to commute each day, and how soon you could start. 

In addition to sending your application via email or postal mail, use sites like LinkedIn or Indeed to contact the company directly and request an informational interview's chance for them to ask questions about what you know and for you to ask them questions about the position. Lastly, don't forget these words from 

Dr. Maya Angelou, You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. 

This quote is significant to remember in the health care field because you are going to run into many roadblocks and challenges that seem impossible. 

As long as you stay strong and continue fighting, your dreams will come true! Keep reading below for more on health care careers and what you can expect as you go out and conquer the world!

Many different types of jobs are in the health care industry, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dietitians and many others. You'll find that in most cases a bachelor's degree is required to enter the field. 

This degree can be obtained at a variety of institution's afton universities to medical schools. Some schools even offer a dual degree in allied health. 

8#These degrees are typically completed over four years. 

The requirements for admission vary depending on the institution, but you will need to complete prerequisite courses before enrolling in classes.

Once you've finished your degree, be sure to speak with your guidance counselor about the benefits of attending graduate school a for example, if you're interested in medical school. 

And if you're not quite ready to commit to a four-year degree program, consider taking classes at a community college or vocational/technical school while working part time and applying what you learn to your current job. 

With many health care jobs available and openings constantly coming up, it's an industry that is growing quickly! Many people are hesitant to enter the health care field, but they shouldn't be! No matter what career you choose, you're bound to enjoy your job. 

So whether you're a doctor or a receptionist I consider this article as helpful advice and tips on what to do when entering the real world of health care. Good luck and happy hunting! 

1) Get out of bed! Every morning, after you wake up, make your bed. You might be surprised how many times you catch yourself in the bedroom before you head out for the day. Plus, you'll feel a lot better when you return home at night. 

2) Get dressed I yourself and your kids! 

3) Check off your to-do list for the day and prioritize tasks by their importance. 

4) Give yourself some time to relax before dinner by checking out Facebook or watching a show on Netflix. 

5) Cook dinner with your kids and talk about their days or what's happening in their lives, then eat together at the table like a normal family! 

6) Help your kids with their homework and work on it together. 

7) Have a family game night! 

8) Send a hands written note to someone you love or care about. 

9) Look for a local volunteer opportunity where you can share your time, talent and skills with the community. 

10) Turn off the TV and go outside! 

11) Read something other than the new so try a magazine, book or blog. 

12) Spend quality time with friends and family. 

13) Take a walk in nature or play in the rain. 

14) Watch your favourite movie or TV show without doing anything else. 

15) Throw away old clothes that no longer fit, match your style or have been sitting around collecting dust; donate items that you never use to charity organizations; organised everything from closet space to kitchen cabinets; clean out junk drawers! 

16). Sit down every day and write five things you’re grateful for.

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