The Spinecare Team
The public health professional is trained to promote and protect the health of individuals and to help improve the support offered by communities. Public health professionals are also trained in the prevention and tracking of disease. They work to help ensure safe conditions in public settings. The overall goal of public health and public health professionals is to improve the health of individuals and the public as a whole. Public health professionals work in a variety of settings including private, clinical, and public facilities.
Low back pain is a worldwide health problem and one of the primary causes of physical disability. Spine disorders including low back pain represent a public health issue. Public health professionals may work closely with spinecare professionals of various disciplines to develop preventive spinecare approaches and programs. Public health professional training often involves a graduate degree, such as a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) or a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH). Public health professionals can play an important role in spinecare programs.
For more information about public health and public health professionals. please refer to the website of the American Public Health Association at www.apha.org.