Week Thirteen - Public Health 2010

Week Thirteen - Public Health 2010 - W hat is Public...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style What is Public Health? Allyson Hall, PhD Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy College of Public Health and Health Professions
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WHO’s Definition of Health HEALTH IS A STATE OF COMPLETE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING, AND NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE OR INFIRMITY WHO, http://www.who.int/about/definition/en/print.html
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An Ecological Model of Health An Ecological Model: multiple determinants of health linkages and relationships among determinants are emphasized
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Source: Institute of Medicine, 2003 Determinants of Population Health: The Ecological Model Psychosocial factors Employment status and occupational factors Socioeconomic status Natural and built environments Public health and health care services
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Assumptions about Public Health Public health problems are multi- causal Personal, group and population ‘behaviors’ are related to public health problems Behaviors are influenced by a wide range of factors
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September 10, 2007 Public Health Definition Public health is what we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.
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Public Health’s Mission Protecting health on a population level Social justice emphasis
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Health Promotion and Prevention Recognized as a means to meet public health objectives and improve public health interventions Concerned with : Changing individuals and groups behavior Improving their social environment
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