Community Health Chapter1

Community Health Chapter1 - Community Health: Yesterday,...

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 8/30/11 Introduction C Much progress made over last 100 years in health and life expectancy C Achievement of good health is worldwide goal of 21st century C Requires individual actions to improve personal health and organized community actions
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 8/30/11 20th Century Achievements in Public Health C Vaccination C Motor vehicle safety C Control of infectious diseases C Decline of deaths from CHD and stroke C Healthier mothers and babies C Safer and healthier foods C Safer workplaces C Family planning C Fluoridation of drinking water C Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard
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 8/30/11 Definition: Health C Can mean different things to different people C A dynamic state or condition of the human organism that is multidimensional in nature, a resource for living, and results from a person’s interactions with and adaptations to his or her environment
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 8/30/11 Definition: Community C A group of people who have common characteristics Can be defined by location, race, ethnicity, age, occupation, interest in particular problems or outcomes, or common bonds C Characterized by Membership, common symbol systems, shared values and norms, mutual influence, shared needs and commitment to meeting them, shared emotional connection
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 8/30/11 Other Definitions C Public health – actions that society takes collectively to ensure that the conditions in which people can be healthy can occur C Community health – health status of a defined group of people and the actions and conditions to promote, protect, and preserve their health
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