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What is Public Health? 1.17.2018 o Core Areas of Public Health 1. Health Education/Health Behavior 2. Environmental Health 3. Epidemiology 4. Health Services Administration 5. Biostatistics o Defining Heath “State of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” -WHO Richard Eberst- the multidimensional “cube” model: “Optimal health consists of a balance between the physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and vocational states” o (*) Defining Health Education “Process of providing learning experiences for the purpose of influencing knowledge, attitudes, or conduct relating to individual, community, or world health” -Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education “Process through which individuals, social groups, and communities attend to and assimilate information about health and disease, and mobilize appropriate behavior for health productive ends” -Wilner, Walker, and Goerke “process of developing and providing planned learning experiences in such a way as to supply information, change attitudes, and influence behavior” -Anspaugh and Ezell Lalonde Report (Health Field Concept) Lifestyle (50%) Environment (20%) Human Biology (15%) Health Care (15%) o (*) Defining Health Promotion “A combination of educational, organizational, political, social, and economic interventions that have as their purpose adaptations and adjustments that will improve or protect the health of individuals” o Medical Model vs. Health Model Medical Model 1. Based on measurable data 2. Illness is viewed as deviance 3. Illness, disease, etc. can be seen 4. All problems are ultimately solvable 5.
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  • Spring '17
  • DebraJ.Tavasso
  • Epidemiology,  Richard Eberst

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