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public health

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.

pub′lic health′

health services to improve and protect community health, esp. preventive medicine, immunization, and sanitation.

pub·lic health

n. salubridad pública, rama de la medicina que se dedica a la atención social, física y mental de los miembros de una comunidad.
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And continue to be a menace to the public health wherever you are," Doctor Masters broke in, already visioning a column in the evening papers, with scare-heads, in which he would appear the hero, the St.
No less striking was the progress in public health and the increase in human happiness due to the enormous advance in the sciences of medicine, surgery, and hygiene.
Many a bond election was yet to rip the town in two, with the retired farmers, whose children were grown and through school, satisfied with things as they were and parents of the new generation demanding gymnasiums, tennis courts, victrolas, domestic science laboratories, a public health nurse and individual lockers.
The Missouri Public Health Association was aware of anecdotal evidence that public health graduates who were educated in the state were going elsewhere for job opportunities, but the reason why was unclear.
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is an organization of over 100 member organizations from 93 countries that prioritizes public health for 5 billion people on 6 continents.
This award honors an individual who has retired from full-time employment in public health, in recognition of their outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of public health.
The UK Faculty of Public Health, Association of Directors of Public Health and Royal Society for Public Health have written to the prime minister to express their concerns.
Centre de recherche en droit public, Universite de Montreal (now with the Public Health Agency of Canada)
Conference attendees agreed that undergraduate public health education can help produce an educated citizenry that is better prepared to cope with public health challenges ranging from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome to aging, avian influenza, and health-care costs.
CDC established its Public Health Law Program to develop the legal preparedness of the public health system to address terrorism and other national public health priorities, improve understanding and use of law as a public health tool, and establish robust partnerships between public health practitioners and members of key law-related sectors such as elected officials and the legal and law enforcement communities.
ISEZ was attended by >400 veterinarians, physicians, and public health professionals from all over the world.
The first conference was held in July 2005 at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and focused on helping academic and practicing nurses bring environmental health concepts into the classroom, practice, and policy arenas.

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