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According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), 44,000 governmental public health jobs at the state and local level were lost between 2008 and 2010. Numbers compiled by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) show that 41 percent of local health departments (LHD) experienced some level of reduction in workforce capacity. The NACCHO reports that all LHDs are experiencing a 13 percent diminished capacity in staff operations, with reductions in hours worked and mandated furloughs. Because of these budget cuts and workforce shortages, agencies must now do more with less. This not only puts a strain on agencies; it also detracts from worker recruitment and retention.
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But, given rising rates, six in 10 insured people are worried about being able to afford their premiums over the next few years. And nearly as many worry they could lose their insurance because of the loss of a job." Another aspect of why the public is not content with the healthcare system is the quality of care. According to Langer & Sussman (2006, October 16), "More than half, 54 percent, are dissatisfied with the quality of health care generally in the country and 89 percent call the number of uninsured Americans a serious problem or worse, including 52 percent who call it "critical."" As an American I believe that healthcare cost too much and that quality of care is slipping with these high costs which makes the future very uncertain right now.
These developing countries can be put on a better path by offering finances however; the most important resource that can be offered is education. The reason as to why developing countries have much higher death rates is because of the health care that is being provided. The maternity statistics are nothing short of horrific and in most developing countries, the reason for a large number of these deaths is due to inadequate prenatal care and an absence of health professionals during procedures. (Schwartz, 2013) Many pregnant women in developing countries will not go full term because of many diseases, malnourishment and lack of prenatal care. Preventable diseases include Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria.
Strengthening public health and primary care collaboration through electronic health records. American Journal of Public Health, 102(11), 13-18. Friedman, D.J., Parrish, R.G., & Ross, D.A. (2013, September). Electronic health records and US public health: Current realities and future promise.
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