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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.

pub′lic health′


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

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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In February 1998, concerned parents petitioned the agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to perform a public health assessment of River Valley middle and high schools and of the county.
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To learn more about any possibly toxic substance in your home, contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Public Affairs Office for an information packet.
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