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Has 43 years experience.

There is going to be some directed investment in public health in this country.  It sounds like there are going to be more jobs in infection control in a variety of settings.  More jobs in healthcare IT with a simultaneous need for digital access and digital security. 

What say you?

 

There has always been funds from the federal government that go into public health.  Every year it is part of the budget. This is nothing new. The IT area is interesting though and could be helpful. 

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toomuchbaloney

Has 43 years experience.

9 hours ago, RKM2021 said:

There has always been funds from the federal government that go into public health.  Every year it is part of the budget. This is nothing new. The IT area is interesting though and could be helpful. 

Gosh...I wonder if you believe that public health funding has been adequate and not neglected over the years. 

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Public health spending has been stagnant for a decade

On 9/18/2021 at 6:59 AM, toomuchbaloney said:

Gosh...I wonder if you believe that public health funding has been adequate and not neglected over the years. 

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Public health spending has been stagnant for a decade

No of course I don't believe that... really who would think that. Our tax dollars get wasted every year in many areas and public health care is no different. That's why I said that in the first place. The person posted it made it seem like this was the first time it was happening and that it really was going to make a difference. I hope it does but it prob won't since it hasn't really made a difference before. 

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MunoRN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 10 years experience.

20 minutes ago, RKM2021 said:

No of course I don't believe that... really who would think that. Our tax dollars get wasted every year in many areas and public health care is no different. That's why I said that in the first place. The person posted it made it seem like this was the first time it was happening and that it really was going to make a difference. I hope it does but it prob won't since it hasn't really made a difference before. 

Public Health entities "hasn't really made a difference before".  I assume I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say.

9 minutes ago, MunoRN said:

Public Health entities "hasn't really made a difference before".  I assume I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say.

I was saying that she was right. Federal dollars going into public health have not really made that much of a difference in public health. 

MunoRN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 10 years experience.

15 minutes ago, RKM2021 said:

I was saying that she was right. Federal dollars going into public health have not really made that much of a difference in public health. 

Public Health entities have never impacted public health?  Tell me more..

10 minutes ago, MunoRN said:

Public Health entities have never impacted public health?  Tell me more..

What I meant to say is the funds were not adequate. Just like she said I was agreeing with her

toomuchbaloney

Has 43 years experience.

25 minutes ago, RKM2021 said:

I was saying that she was right. Federal dollars going into public health have not really made that much of a difference in public health. 

I think the state of health of the general public reflects a neglected public health infrastructure and an inadequate public health budget. 

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