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  Public health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis.
Public health has many sub-fields, but is typically divided into the categories of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services.
Since the 1980s, the growing field of population health has broadened the focus of public health from individual behaviors and risk factors to population-level issues such as inequality, poverty, and education.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_health   (1757 words)

  
 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Public Information - Public Health
Public health is concerned with the health and well-being of the whole community rather than the treatment of illness and disability.
Health is viewed as resource for everyday living, and in turn is influenced by the everyday environment that we are part of.
Public health focuses on three areas: preventing conditions that may put health at risk (health protection), early detection of health problems (screening), and changing peoples and societies attitudes and practices regarding lifestyle choices (health promotion).
www.health.gov.on.ca /english/public/program/pubhealth/public_mn.html   (382 words)

  
 Public Health
Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society.
The Discipline of Public Health is part of the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice.
Public Health is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research discipline.
www.health.adelaide.edu.au /publichealth   (166 words)

  
 Public Health Topics - Victorian Government Health Information, Australia
The 2006 Public Health Awards for Excellence and Innovation were presented on Tuesday 5 September by the Minister for Health, the Hon.
The Public Health Group, Department of Human Services is conducting a review of the Health Act 1958 to ensure that Victoria has a modern legislative framework to support current and future directions for public health.
The Biomedical and Public Health Research Section of the Public Health Group at DHS oversees the development and implementation of strategies and policy matters associated with health and medical research.
www.health.vic.gov.au /phtopics   (970 words)

  
 Drexel University School of Public Health » Home
Public Health Grand Rounds is an exciting series of lectures and discussions concerning local, national and international issues in public health practice and research.
The Drexel School of Public Health is immensely pleased to congratulate Dr. Rich on this exceptional recognition of his professional dedication to the practice of public health.
Faculty, staff and students of the Drexel School of Public Health will be attending and presenting at the 134th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA on November 4-8.
publichealth.drexel.edu   (279 words)

  
 Public Health
Public Health is pleased to announce a major, international, multidisciplinary and intersectoral conference, reviewing our current knowledge of social, cultural and economic determinants of health and how such determinants can be influenced to improve public health.
This includes public health doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, demographers, epidemiologists, health education and promotion specialists, environmental health specialists, and other specialists and scientists in the field of public health.
It will also be of interest to anyone involved in provision of public health programmes, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.
intl.elsevierhealth.com /journals/pubh/Default.cfm   (299 words)

  
 Georgia Division of Public Health
The Georgia Division of Public Health is providing information to the general public and health care providers to assist in case identification, disease prevention and control.
The Georgia Gazette Forum presents excerpts of the Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development’s and the Emory Rollins School of Public Health’s Interfaith Health Program’s Empowering Congregations as Resources for Adolescent Health and Youth Development annual symposium, held at the Carter Center.
The symposium brought congregational leaders and state Division of Public Health staff members together to join forces to help empower congregations to fight obesity, unplanned teen pregnancy, and to learn to use a CD toolkit premiered at the symposium.
health.state.ga.us   (1587 words)

  
 What is Public Health?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Public health prevention efforts have been responsible for 25 years of the nearly 30-year improvement in life expectancy at birth in the United States since 1900.
Today, public health is the umbrella over many issues, including some that seem unrelated to health care but that ultimately influence every aspect of life.
The growing threats from our environment, the resurgence of infectious diseases, increases violence, an aging population and the escalating costs of health care- all are immediate concerns for public health officials.
www.hsc.unt.edu /education/sph/whatis.cfm   (302 words)

  
 ASPH | education, academic public health, education, graduate, employment, fellowships, internships
Public Health Reports is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service.
The Journal's authors are on the front line of public health, and we present their work in a readable and accessible format.
Submissions for publication in Public Health Reports can be sent to either the Office of Public Health Reports for publication in the journal or to ASPH for publication in ASPH's four-page section of the journal.
www.asph.org /document.cfm?page=713   (524 words)

  
 What is Public Health?
The mission of public health is to "fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy." (Institute of Medicine, Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health, Division of Health Care Services.
Public health carries out its mission through organized, interdisciplinary efforts that address the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury.
Its mission is achieved through the application of health promotion and disease prevention technologies and interventions designed to improve and enhance quality of life.
www.asph.org /print.cfm?page=300   (289 words)

  
 NSW Public Health Bulletin
The NSW Public Health Bulletin is produced by the Public Health Division of NSW Department of Health as an information vehicle for the whole public health community in New South Wales.
Its purpose is to enable the timely communication of information on major public health issues and thus to contribute to the development of a well-trained and informed public health workforce.
Currently 6500 printed copies are distributed nationally and internationally to a wide range of public health workers in a variety of settings including: public health units, laboratories, primary care settings and councils.
www.health.nsw.gov.au /public-health/phb/phb.html   (116 words)

  
 HealthWeb : Public Health: Public Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Public health is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population.
The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S. This site contains information on NIH's extramural research and training programs including NIH's funding opportunities, grant policy, and award data, and other scientific resources.
The non-profit Public Health Foundations provides information on public health initiatives across the United States in order to create a strong public health infrastructure.
healthweb.org /browse.cfm?subjectid=80   (352 words)

  
 Public Health
Under the Health Act, the Provincial Health Officer is the senior medical health officer for British Columbia and provides independent advice to the Minister of Health, the ministry and the public on public health issues and population health.
BC's health goals, established in 1998, set out a vision for a healthy population and a framework for action for improving the health of British Columbians.
The Deputy Provincial Health Officer supports the work of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), acting in place of the PHO when required and participating in a wide range of committees at both the provincial and national level.
www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca /pho   (356 words)

  
 NeLH: Public Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The NeLH Development Team is working with the Public Health Observatories and the Health Development Agency to create a complete service, and this will extend to include other aspects of public health and screening as part of the process of creating a National Public Health Network and a comprehensive knowledge service for public health professionals.
Many public health programmes have, of course, important and immediate implications for clinical practice: for example, tobacco control is intimately related to smoking cessation.
In addition the Health Development Agency is particularly committed to promoting the health of children and young people and vulnerable adults, and will therefore relate closely to specialist libraries for child health, old age and mental health.
www.nelh.nhs.uk /publichealth   (373 words)

  
 The University of Iowa College of Public Health
The University of Iowa College of Public Health
To help Iowans understand the causes of cardiovascular disease and steps to improve heart health, a free program, "Your Beatin' Heart: What You Need to Know about Cardiovascular Disease," will be presented Nov. 9 in Davenport.
College of Public Health - E107 General Hospital - The University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA 52242 - (319) 384-8421
www.public-health.uiowa.edu   (65 words)

  
 Province of Manitoba | Manitoba Health | Public Health in Manitoba
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is part of a network of regional Medical Officers of Health and other members of the public health system in Manitoba and Canada to protect and promote the health of Manitobans.
The Public Health Branch aims to provide the leadership and coordination for an integrated approach to public health programs and services.
The Environmental Health Unit's mandate is to monitor and participate in coordinated responses to chemical, microbiological and social public health issues, including environmental health risk assessment, food protection, tobacco reduction, and dental/oral health.
www.gov.mb.ca /health/publichealth   (278 words)

  
 BHPR - Public Health
Only 20 percent of the nation's estimated 400,000 to 500,000 public health professionals have the education and training needed to do their jobs most effectively.
Public health professionals—in their roles as environmental monitors, inspectors, consumer educators and health care providers—significantly reduce the number of preventable deaths.
Health Administration Traineeships increase the number of underrepresented minority health administrators and the number of health administrators in underserved areas.
bhpr.hrsa.gov /publichealth/index.htm   (205 words)

  
 International Public HealthWatch
The public health virtual library is now updated and hosted by the UNSW School of Public Health.
We are a group of public health professionals who believe that the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) still offers the most comprehensive outlook regarding public health.
Inequalities in health on local, regional, national, and international level are still prevailing and it doesn't seem to be the case that national and international public health agencies do much to close the gap.
www.ldb.org /iphw/index.htm   (456 words)

  
 National Public Health Institute in Finland
Coherent action to improve health across sectors requires often nothing more than that the potential impact on health is taken into account at an early planning stage, but can result in significant gains.
The main event of the Finnish EU presidency in the health sector is a high level conference on Health in All Policies (HIAP).
National Public Health Institutes are important actors in monitoring and promoting health in many EU countries.
www.ktl.fi /portal/english   (270 words)

  
 North Carolina Division of Public Health
A wide range of North Carolina Public Health programs and services on both the state and local levels work together to protect and improve the health of the people who live and work in North Carolina.
The Oral Health Section (OHS) is the only statewide dental program, either public or private, that provides prevention and education services on dental health specifically for children.
Works throughout Public Health to bridge the health status gap between racial/ethnic minorities and the general population, and advocates for policies and programs that improve access to public health services for underserved populations.
www.ncpublichealth.com   (245 words)

  
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Shasta County Public Health is working with Big Foot Recycle Centers to order and install kiosks for safe disposal of sharps (needles, syringes, lancets) to ensure proper disposal of these bio-hazard items.
Shasta County Public Health was granted approval by the Board of Supervisors to work with community partners to plan and implement a comprehensive approach to preventing blood-borne diseases.
These materials were developed by Shasta County Public Health staff dedicated to increasing the nutritional quality of foods and increasing opportunities for physical activity on school campuses.
www.co.shasta.ca.us /Departments/PublicHealth/Index.shtml   (653 words)

  
 University of Pittsburgh: Graduate School of Public Health: About
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) was established in 1995 with an appropriation from...
Free Health Classes for Seniors Being Offered by Pitt’s Center for Healthy Aging and the Community College of Allegheny CountyMay 24 – The Center for Healthy Aging (CHA), at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health...
GSPH faculty are on the forefront of public health.
www.publichealth.pitt.edu   (796 words)

  
 Oxford Journals | Medicine | Journal of Public Health
The Journal of Public Health focuses on current theory and practice within the whole spectrum of public health.
We aim to promote high standards of public health practice by publishing readable papers of high scientific quality.
The Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org   (140 words)

  
 Department of Public Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all residents of Los Angeles County.
On July 6, 2006 the Department of Public Health was formed.
Both the Department of Health Services and Department of Public Health will work closely together to provide the best possible care, services, and to protect health, prevent disease, and promote health and well being for all persons in Los Angeles County.
www.lapublichealth.org   (240 words)

  
 WHO | Welcome to WHO's Public Health Mapping and GIS programme
In order to properly plan, manage and monitor any public health programme, it is vital that up-to-date, relevant information is available to decision-makers at all levels of the public health system.
As every disease problem or health event requires a different response and policy decision, information must be available that reflects a realistic assessment of the situation at local, national and global levels.
Since 1993, WHO’s Public Health Mapping and GIS programme has been leading a global partnership in the promotion and implementation of GIS to support decision-making for a wide range of infectious disease and public health programmes.
www.who.int /health_mapping/en   (300 words)

  
 IDPH Internet Home Page
The Iowa Department of Public Health views health as a critical component of Iowa’s future — healthy kids are ready to learn; healthy adults are more productive; and healthy communities are ready to grow.
As director, my vision for public health in Iowa means every Iowan will live in a healthy community.
Redesigning Public Health in Iowa is an exciting partnership between state and local public health to redefine how public health is delivered in Iowa.
www.idph.state.ia.us   (443 words)

  
 EUPHA
The European Public Health Association, or EUPHA in short, is an umbrella organisation for public health associations in Europe.
EUPHA is an international, multidisciplinary, scientific organisation, bringing together around 10000 public health experts for professional exchange and collaboration throughout Europe.
We encourage a multidisciplinary approach to public health.
www.eupha.org   (48 words)

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