Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Received: 03-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. JMAHS-23-92709; Editor assigned: 06-Mar-2023, Pre QC No. JMAHS-23-92709 (PQ); Reviewed: 20-Mar-2023, QC No. jmahs-23- 92709; Revised: 27-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. JMAHS-23-92709 (R); Published: 03-Apr-2023, DOI: 10.4172/2319-9865.12.1.004.
Citation: Waie D, The Intersection of Human Services and Health: Understanding Potential Challenges and Solutions. 2023;12:002.
Copyright: © 2023 Waie D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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An interdisciplinary subject of study, human services focuses on preventive as well as problem-solving and upholds a commitment to raising the general standard of living of service populations. Its goal is to address human needs through an applied knowledge base. In order to improve service delivery with better coordination, accessibility, and accountability, the process involves the study of social technologies, service technologies, and scientific innovations designed to alleviate problems and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. The goal of human services is to advance a method that entails concurrently working at all societal levels to support individual or group autonomy while also improving informal or formal human services systems. Human services professionals work to promote civic involvement, education, health promotion, and social change at all societal levels in order to increase the autonomy of service consumers. In order to keep human systems accessible, integrated, efficient, and effective, practitioners also engage in advocacy. Academic programmes in human services are widely available in colleges and universities that grant associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. There are human services programmes in every nation on earth.
Tools and methodology
The instruments and techniques used in human services vary widely. For instance, surveys both qualitative and quantitative are conducted to identify issues within the community that require attention. These surveys can target the services that are required, their duration, and the main areas of concern. Strong communication and professional coordination are additional requirements because networking is essential for locating and delivering assistance to places in need. Inadequately meeting a community's needs could have hazardous repercussions if these abilities are lacking. In addition, research is crucial to the efficient delivery of human services.
If one wants to work in human services, both theoretical and empirical research are necessary because ignorance can cause communities to become confused and chaotic, which will only serve to exacerbate the issue that was intended to be remedied? Because they will be closely interacting with a huge and diverse population who are frequently in extremely desperate situations, social workers must be impartial and patient. Allowing one's personal convictions to infiltrate their work in human services may have a negative effect on the effectiveness of their outreach efforts or may even be a constraining factor.
Potential issues of health
Many health problems are widespread in the world. One of the most prevalent is illness. Global issues estimates that non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease cause over 36 million deaths worldwide every year. AIDS/HIV, TB, and malaria are the most prevalent communicable diseases, both viral and bacterial, and they account for millions of fatalities each year. Another health problem that causes death or worsens other conditions is malnutrition, especially in youngsters. One of the demographics most affected by malnutrition is young children. Physical harm is yet another common health issue. Infections caused by some wounds, such as burns and bone fractures, can lower a person's quality of life or possibly cause death.
Poor lifestyle decisions frequently play a part in health problems. Examples of this include smoking and eating poorly, including binge eating and too restricted diets. Health issues might result from inactivity, insufficient sleep, binge drinking, and poor oral hygiene. In addition, there are inherited genetic diseases of varying degrees of severity.