Working in public health means working to improve everyone’s health, to prevent ill-health, and to make a real difference to people’s lives. You can do this in many different ways.
At local levels
- With individuals and families
- With and for local communities
- With organisations that deliver services to individuals, families and communities (e.g. local authorities, health services, charities and independent organisations)
- In teaching and research
At regional or national levels
With organisations that plan services and develop policy (e.g. government departments, head offices for health services, social care organisations, charitable organisations, large companies)
At international levels
- With other countries and organisations to control the global spread of diseases (such as pandemic influenza, ebola) or in responding to natural disasters with a major impact on public health.
- With organisations whose main focus is improving health outcomes in low- or middle-income settings (e.g. charitable organisations, UN organisations).