Finally, SolHEALTH supports health professional education and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels. By doing so, SolHEALTH attempts to ensure the development of a health professional workforce that is capable of leveraging the latest technologies and contributing to the data that furthers health promotion, disease prevention and the incorporation of an evidence-based approach to all medical disciplines.
Maternal and child care is a major focus area for SolHEALTH, as an investment in women and children is likely to yield significant health returns for the entire population. Health maintenance exams focus on well-woman, well-child and well-baby visits as well as pre-natal and post-partum visits for women with healthy pregnancies.
In addition to child and adult immunizations, SolHEALTH focuses on interventions, screening and scheduled health maintenance exams that have been proven to yield the greatest results. SolHEALTH interventions, supported by health education efforts, include: avoidance and cessation of tobacco use; attaining ideal weight (usually weight loss); eating of healthy foods; identification of depression; avoidance, reduction or cessation of alcohol consumption, and; avoidance of sexually transmitted diseases. Screening focus areas include: hypertension; diabetes; hypercholesterolemia; breast cancer; cervical cancer; colon cancer; skin cancer; lung cancer, and; sexually transmitted diseases. Some of these focus areas may not be relevant to certain target populations, and other areas of focus may need to be added to meet specific population needs.
SolHEALTH provides assistance in clinical and population research, developing technologies and implementing policies designed to reduce or eliminate major population health burdens. These include domestic violence, anti-microbial resistance, injuries associated with motor vehicles, bicycles, sports and firearms, pediatric poisonings and drowning, nosocomial infections, and parasitic diseases.