Report of Block Field Experience at Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Nutrition, Birmingham, Alabama.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The students field placement with the Jefferson County Department of Health JCDH in Birmingham, Alabama introduced him to the broad scope and complexity of providing programs to protect the public health of a large heavily populated county. This helped the student to fulfill his goal of learning how to set priorities and to allocate limited resources to create the greatest impact on the health status of the public. His experience there also helped the student to prepare for his goal of advocating proper nutritional guidance as one of the most effective aspects of any public health program. The students major objective for the field placement was to gain insight into administration of a public health program which included nutrition services. In addition, the student wished to prepare for a position as an Air Force Environmental Health Officer with a broad scope of responsibilities in public health. The Jefferson County Department of Health JCDH was selected for the students field placement based on its excellent reputation, the qualifications of the administrative staff, and for their ability and willingness to help. Here, the student has been introduced to a diversified program similar to the one he expects to manage in his Air Force career.
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