PP1WhatisPublicHealth09.ppt

PP1WhatisPublicHealth09.ppt - W hat i s publ i c heal t h?

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What i s publ i c heal t h? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKJ8ncu2k2g Copy and paste into Internet address line to show—(8 minutes)
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A Def i ni t i on of Publ i c Heal t h “The science and art of disease prevention, prolonging life, and promoting health and well-being through organized community effort .” C.E.A. Winslow, founder of the Yale Department of Public Health (1920)
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Pr event epi dem i cs and t he spr ead of di sease http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac4_fTIl2bs Copy and paste into Internet address line to show—(1 ½ minutes) June 2009 Flu Outbreak
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Pr ot ect agai nst envi r onment al hazar ds
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Pr event i nj ur i es
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Pr omot e and encour age heal t hy behavi or s
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Respond t o di sast er s and assi st communi t i es i n r ecover y
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Assur e t he qual i t y and accessi bi l i t y of heal t h ser vi ces
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Hi st or y of Publ i c Heal t h
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Pr el i t er at e Hunt i ng and Gat her i ng Soci et i es Illness reflects violation of taboo or rupture of social ties Help of spirit world must be sought Shamanism Indigenous remedies Midwives
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Anci ent Ci vi l i zat i ons Concepts of health still tied to religion Some religious traditions such as a ban on eating pork and shellfish served to prevent disease without understanding of etiology (etiology=study of causes of illness)
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