Overview of public health and community health issues; discussion of public health and community health in the context of the health system and its major components; exploration of key public (national, Texas-based, and local diseases) health concerns.
An A to Z list of common illnesses and conditions, including their symptoms, causes, and treatments. NHS Inform is Scotland's national health information service.
What is Public Health?
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live. learn, work, and play, according to the American Public Health Association. While a doctor treats people who are sick, public health workers try to prevent people from becoming sick or injured in the first place. They also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.
What is Community Health?
Community health is "concerned with making it easier for people to make healthy choices where they live, work, and play. That requires moving health care beyond the doctor's office or clinic, focusing in particular on reaching people who are most at risk and redressing problems of health and socioeconomic inequities."