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public health

 
the field of health science that is concerned with safeguarding and improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the community as a whole. The united states public health service (USPHS) is a federal health agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. State and county public health agencies function under the supervision of and with financial support from the Department of Health and Human Services.
public health nursing the branch of nursing concerned with providing nursing care and health guidance to individuals, families, and other population groups in settings such as the home, school, workplace, and other community settings such as medical and health centers. The nurse in this field, a community health nurse, must have a baccalaureate degree and training in public health nursing theory and practice; employment is typically with a local agency such as a nonprofit proprietary organization or with an agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The work involves implementing such programs as school and preschool health programs, immunization and treatment of communicable diseases, maternal and child health clinics, and home visits for the purpose of providing health education and nursing care. There is also frequent participation in educational programs for nurses, allied professional workers, and civic organizations, and involvement in studying, planning, formulating public policy, and putting into action local and national health programs.

pub·lic health

the art and science of community health, concerned with statistics, epidemiology, hygiene, and the prevention and eradication of epidemic diseases; an effort organized by society to promote, protect, and restore the people's health; public health is a social institution, a service, and a practice.

public health

n.
The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.

public health

As defined by The Faculty of Public Health Medicine (UK), public health is “The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts of society”. Some public health messages have been delivered at national level such as Change4life and smoking cessation.

pub·lic health

(pub'lik helth)
The art and science of community health, concerned with statistics, epidemiology, hygiene, and the prevention and eradication of epidemic diseases; an effort organized by society to promote, protect, and restore the people's health; public health is a social institution, a service, and a practice.

public health

The branch of medicine concerned with prevention of disease (see PREVENTIVE MEDICINE) and the promotion of health in populations by organizing efficient systems of sanitation, by controlling communicable diseases, by ensuring safety in the workplace, by public health education and by the provision and organization of medical, nursing and ancillary health services. An extensive organization of agencies exists to administer public health.

pub·lic health

(pub'lik helth)
Art and science of community health, concerned with statistics, epidemiology, hygiene, and prevention and eradication of epidemic diseases.

Patient discussion about public health

Q. what is public health insurance

A. Public health insurance programs in the U.S. provide the primary source of health expenses coverage for most seniors and for low-income children and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. The primary public programs are Medicare, a federal social insurance program for seniors and certain disabled individuals and Medicaid, funded jointly by the federal government and states but administered at the state level, which covers certain very low income children and their families. In 2006, there were 47 million people in the United States (16% of the population) who were without health insurance for at least part of that year.

Q. is there any low or any public notify that lets people know a dangerous alcohol can be?

A. alcohol is a drug BUT it is LEGAL an the government gets alot of taxes from it. The companies make a lot of money from people drinking,this is one of the reasons there is no programs about how bad it is. remember the cigerette companys said that smoking was safe 50yrs ago an was lying.cigerettes was proven to cause cancer 50yrs ago. alcohol was proven to cause liver disease???????

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A work plan and mechanism was adopted to spot unlicensed street vendors and violations of the public hygiene law.
Cuts to local government have obviously rendered any monitoring of public hygiene obsolete in our fair city so perhaps I'll have to give up eating out.
* Services for the maintenance of public hygiene and waste disposal
Comprising a five meter-wide walk, a four meter-wide jogging track, and relaxation areas, the Corniche also features retail kiosks, shaded benches overlooking the sea, and public hygiene facilities.
The corniche consists of a five-m-wide walk, a four meter-wide jogging track, and relaxation areas comprising retail kiosks, shaded benches overlooking the sea, and public hygiene, said a statement from RTA.
Draft resolutions on collection of money for public purposes and public hygiene were also discussed.
Watt describes various medical training, public hygiene, and disease prevention initiatives; as well as the crucial role of the contending political leaderships in promoting and validating these valuable initiatives.
Taking note of the pathetic state of public hygiene in the posh area, the Delhi High Court has sought response from the city government and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Following the successful conclusion of talks, held between January 16-18 in Tunis, senior Tunisian Government ministers and directors of UK-based company Hygiene Worldwide are soon to finalise a landmark agreement that will place Tunisia's public health service at the 'cutting edge' of public hygiene standards worldwide - spearheading something of a 'hygiene revolution'.
What is more, here public hygiene and health is concerned, for scavengers spread trash on the streets," explained he.
He said that Iran's notable accomplishments were in the realms of science, technology, economic development, culture and public hygiene. It wasn't clear what he meant by public hygiene, but Tehran used to be the largest city in the world without a sewerage system and has recently gotten the first sections of such a system.
He highlighted in this regard the importance of preventive action through public hygiene and healthy environment as well as food control, saying that no case of food poisoning has been recorded.

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