Public health

Public health: The approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: « Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time. »


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The mission of public health

The mission of public health is to « fulfill society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. » The three core public health functions are:

  • The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities;
  • The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities;
  • To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services, and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care.
  • Definition of Public health

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